Flat slab

flat slab

[¦flat ¦slab]
(civil engineering)
A flat plate of reinforced concrete designed to span in two directions.

Flat slab

A concrete slab reinforced in two or more directions and supported directly on column capitals; also called mushroom slab because of the shape of the enlarged capitals.

flat slab

A concrete slab which is reinforced in two or more directions, usually without beams or girders to transfer the loads to supporting members.
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It was a little mound of new-turned earth sprinkled with flowers long since withered, and at one end was a flat slab of sandstone stuck in the ground.
Look, too," and I pointed to a series of worn flat slabs of stone that were placed on a gentle slope below the level of a watercourse which in some past age had been cut out of the solid rock; "if those are not tables once used to wash the 'stuff,' I'm a Dutchman."
There were some flat slabs of rock in the center, with an excellent well close by, and there we sat in cleanly comfort while we made our first plans for the invasion of this new country.
The channel improvement project involves the construction of an open canal, a 16-meter flat slab bridge, and an 894-meter reinforced concrete box culvert.
The dataset of FRP-reinforced concrete flat slab used in this study consists of 82 tests recorded in previous research works [6, 15, 33].
The flat slab construction and exposed mechanical systems will allow for flexibility while providing maximum ceiling heights.
Extensive studies have been conducted for punching shear failure of the normal flat slab in the past decades, and large numbers of experimental databases were constructed by previous researchers [1-3].
The developed shear connection system between a flat slab and a CCFT column for top-down construction is illustrated in Fig.
First off was Makai (Corn) Pattie, a fritter made of mashed corn and potatoes grilled on a tawa, a large flat slab of metal.
The rear window tailgate is a flat slab of glass and the wheels are pushed to the extremes of the car's corners.
The mechanism of flat lens imaging is accounted from negative refraction, in which a flat slab can be able to focus near fields with sub-wavelength features.
He sold a flat slab cake which we called 'Train Wreckers' and my mam would always say 'Put the cost in the book, I'll pay next week'.