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FE Analysis Of The Effect Of Partial Or Complete Loss Of A Column On The Behaviour Of The Remaining Flat Slab Floor

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM930122

Volume

5

Pages

13

Published

1993

Size

925 kb

Author(s)

G.S.S.A. Melo & R.E. Regard

Abstract

FE analysis of the effect of partial or complete loss of a column on the behaviour of the remaining flat slab floor G.S.S.A. Melo", RE. Regard o/ o/ Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London ABSTRACT A finite element analysis was conducted in order to study the effect of partial or complete loss of a column on the behaviour of the remaining flat slab floor and its relation to progressive collapse. A model with sixteen columns was investigated and two discretizations were used. Reactions and moments transmitted to the columns, obtained from these analysis, were compared with the actual ones for a sixteen column and nine panels waffle flat slab floor tested previously. This work was part of a research on the post punching resistance of flat slabs after local failure at the Polytechnic of Central London [1] where eight quarter scale (15 mm thick) solid slab specimens, twelve large scale (150 mm thick) specimens, four real size

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