Conference paper

Failure analysis of edge flat-slab column connections with shear reinforcement

Flat-slab column connections are susceptible to brittle failure, which lead to the necessity of improving ductility and ultimate strength. In case of edge connections, the behaviour at ultimate state is highly influenced by nonsymmetrical distribution of stresses originated by a moment transfer between the slab and the column. The paper presents the test results of three full-scale reinforced concrete flat-slab edge connections with stud-rail shear reinforcement subjected to concentrated load. The in plane dimensions of the slabs are constant, 2200 mm x 2000 mm, whereas the slab thickness varies from 200 mm to 260 mm. A comprehensive analysis is made regarding the behaviour at failure by means of analytical studies and a number of comparisons to code provisions.

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