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Effect of membrane action on the plastic collapse load of circular orthotropic slabs with fixed edges

Desay, Prakash and Kulkarni, AB (1978) Effect of membrane action on the plastic collapse load of circular orthotropic slabs with fixed edges. In: International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 20 (2). pp. 97-108.

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Abstract

In the case of reinforced concrete slabs fixed at the boundaries, considerable enhancement in the load carrying capacity takes place due to compressive membrane action. In this paper a method is presented to analyse the effects of membrane action in fixed orthotropic circular slabs, carrying uniformly distributed loads. Depending on the radial moment capacity being greater or less than the circumferential moment capacity, two cases of orthotropy have been considered. Numerical results are worked out for certain assumed physical parameters and for different coefficients of orthotropy. Variations of load and bending moments with the central deflection are presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2010 06:06
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/24371

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