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CE 142L REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURAL LABORATORY SLAB EXPERIMENT The slab experiment is designed to examine the load versus displacement response and ultimate capacity of a uniformly loaded, simply-supported, two-way slab. Calculations for the load – displacement relation for this experiment are based on elastic plate theory for the pre-cracking range, modified elastic plate theory after cracking, and yield-line theory for ultimate load capacity. Addition information on the analysis and design of two-way slabs in contained in the following references: 1. Park, R. and Gamble, W. L., “Reinforced Concrete Slabs,” Wiley, 2000. 2. Timoshenko and Gere, “Theory of Elastic Stability”. . 3. MacGregor, J. A., “Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design,” Third Edition, Prentice Hall, 1997. 4. “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete: ACI 318-99”, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, 1999. Based on the experimental results, your report should provide detailed information on the
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