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slab

1. any of the outside parts of a log that are sawn off while the log is being made into planks
2. Mountaineering a flat sheet of rock lying at an angle of between 30° and 60° from the horizontal
3. Informal chiefly Brit an operating or mortuary table

Slab

The upper part of a reinforced concrete floor, which is carried on beams below; a concrete mat poured on subgrade, serving as a floor rather than as a structural member.

Slab

 

in metallurgy, a semifinished product consisting of a steel billet of rectangular cross section with a high width-to-height ratio (up to 15:1). Slabs are 400-2,500 mm wide and 75-600 mm high (thick). They are made from ingots by rolling in slabbing mills and, sometimes, in blooming and blooming-slabbing mills; they may also be prepared directly from molten metal by continuous casting. Slabs are used in the production of rolled sheet steel. [23–1785–]

slab

[slab]
(civil engineering)
That part of a reinforced concrete floor, roof, or platform which spans beams, columns, walls, or piers.
(electronics)
A relatively thick-cut crystal from which blanks are obtained by subsequent transverse cutting.
(engineering)
The outside piece cut from a log when sawing it into boards.
(geology)
A cleaved or finely parallel jointed rock, which splits into tabular plates from 1 to 4 inches (2.5 to 10 centimeters) thick. Also known as slabstone.
(hydrology)
A layer in, or the whole-thickness of, a snowpack that is very hard and has the ability to sustain elastic deformation under stress.
(materials)
A thin piece of concrete or stone.
(metallurgy)
A piece of metal, intermediate between ingot and plate, with the width at least twice the thickness.
(mining engineering)
A slice taken off the rib of an entry or room in a mine.

slab

1. The upper part of a reinforced concrete floor, which is carried on beams below.
2. A concrete mat poured on subgrade, serving as a floor rather than as a structural member.
3. A flat thick slice or plate of material such as stone, wood, concrete, etc.
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ACI states that the shear strength of slabs near columns or concentrated loads is governed by the more severe of two conditions: beam action, where the critical section to be investigated extends in a plane across the entire slab width (see Equation 1 and Figure 4a); two-way action, where the critical perimeter to be investigated is assumed to be d/2 from the column faces (see Equation 2 and Figure 4b).
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When the entire slab pocket was complete, students used a large straw to make a hole or two at the top, for hanging.
Figure 7 shows the measured results of the variation of S parameters with frequency at the distance of 80 mm when the NRI metamaterial slab is put just in the middle of the two copper rings, i.
The average magnetic flux in the magnetocaloric slab at magnetization is 0.
The growth of SLAB exports to developing countries, which now totals close to a billion pounds per year, has been facilitated by battery producers trying to avoid the higher recycling costs that have accompanied stronger regulations on domestic secondary lead smelters.