Saturday, August 5, 2017
Reinforcement details for slabs-on-ground with crack control factors
While designing the slabs, which are built up on ground, the crack control factors should be taken into account. Given below, reinforcement details for slabs-on-ground.
The density and the design of the slabs-on-ground are dependent on the cracks which are developed because of the external loading. The calculation for slab thickness is made on the basis of the suppositions of a slab being unreinforced and un-cracked.
For specific situations of slabs on ground, the steel reinforcement can offer a great solution. The characteristics of this method contains the following :-
Thickness Design Methods for Slabs-on-Ground Construction
Reinforcement for Slabs-on ground for Crack Width Control Only
There should be a minimum steel ratio of 0.5% of the slab cross section to facilitate the saw cut of contraction joints to be removed.