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dc.contributor.authorNewton, Royce
dc.contributor.authorBeecroft, Aaron
dc.contributor.authorMaher, Cameron
dc.contributor.authorLloyd, Natalie
dc.contributor.editorNot listed
dc.identifier.citationNewton, Royce and Beecroft, Aaron and Maher, Cameron and Lloyd, Natalie. 2011. Performance of Slabs with varying Reinforcement Configurations, Proceedings of the Concrete 2011 Conference, Oct 12 2011. Perth, WA: The Concrete Institute of Australia.

The subject of ductility of suspended slabs constructed with Class L mesh as primary reinforcement led to widespread industry discussion over recent years which led to the current provisions in Australian Standard 3600 - Concrete Structures (2009) [1] which outlines the analysis, design and detailing of such slabs. The aim of this research program was to examine the behaviour – in terms of ultimate strength and ductility parameters - of simply supported one way reinforced concrete slabs with differing reinforcement types with relatively consistent tensile steel reinforcing ratios of the order of 0.4%. Eight slabs were constructed with a range of reinforcing including (i) class L mesh only, (ii) class N reinforcing bar only, (iii) combination of L class mesh and N class bar or (iv) reinforcing consisting of two layers of class L mesh. The classification of the reinforcing is in accordance to Australian and New Zealand Standard 4671 – Steel Reinforcing Materials (2001) [2]. The behaviour of slabs reinforced with L class mesh and steel fibre reinforced concrete was also investigated. This paper presents the test data for 8 test slabs. Four of the slabs were duplicate tests; Control 1 and Control 2 had the same reinforcing arrangement consisting of mesh SL 102; and CS2 and N10 slabs both had 4 N10-220 in both directions ofslab. The testing of duplicate tests enabled an assessment of the variability of test data and sensitivity of the ductility parameter W1/W0.

dc.publisherThe Concrete Institute of Australia
dc.subjectclass L mesh
dc.subjectsteel fibre reinforced concrete
dc.subjectclass N bar
dc.subjectone-way slab
dc.titlePerformance of Slabs with varying Reinforcement Configurations
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of the CONCRETE 2011 Conference
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of the CONCRETE 2011 Conference
dcterms.source.conferenceCONCRETE 2011 Conference
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateOct 12 2011
dcterms.source.conferencelocationPerth, Western Australia
dcterms.source.placePerth, Western Australia

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curtin.departmentDepartment of Civil Engineering
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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