One-way slab

one-way slab

[′wən ‚wā ′slab]
(civil engineering)
A concrete slab in which the reinforcing steel runs perpendicular to the supporting beams, that is, one way.
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One-way slab

A concrete slab designed to span in one direction only.
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one-way slab

A rectangular reinforced concrete slab which spans a distance very much greater in one direction than the other; under these conditions, most of the load is carried on the shorter span.
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Some investigations have been conducted mainly for one-way slab based on one of the three methods: (1) theoretical analysis by equivalent single degree of freedom (SDOF) systems, (2) finite element analysis methods, and (3) the field measurements.
Lantsoght, van der Veen, Walraven, and Joost (2013) emphasizes that there is little experimental evidence available for the case of one-way slabs under concentrated loads close to the support, contrasting with the fact that the first tests date from the early 20th century (Forsell & Holmberg, 1946).
In case of one-way slabs, the ultimate flexural resistance is the load (f.) for which a collapse mechanism characterized by a linear plastic hinge spreads through the whole width of the slab.
One-way slabs submitted to asymmetric concentrated loads is a situation for which there is very little experimental evidence available, thus being difficult to provide definitive conclusions.
Shear in one-way slabs under concentrated load close to support.