A Direct solution of the equivalent frame for two-way slabs

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A common procedure for the analysis of concrete buildings with two-way slabs is to reduce the slab along with other components of the building to a series of equivalent frames representing portions of the building between center-lines of spans. This paper presents a direct solution of the equivalent frame. Variations of slab geometry, flexural and torsional beams as well as columns are included in the model considered. The equations derived are cast into a short computer program which can be used for the design of concrete buildings with flat plate, flat slab, and two-way slabs with beams. © 1984.

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Computers and Structures