Punching shear performance of different flat slab systems

Snow, Liam (2015) Punching shear performance of different flat slab systems. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The purpose of this project is to gain an appreciation of the role of flat slabs and how measures have been taken to counter the effects of punching shear thus increasing the performance of a given flat slab.

    The main aims and objectives associated with this project relate to discovering which flat slab system performs best against punching shear failure and why. There will also be a discussion regarding potential solutions and ways of minimising the effect of punching shear exerted on a slab by a supporting column.

    The method proposed to meet the aims and objectives stated involve a literature review, examining previous research and investigations carried out regarding flat slabs, punching shear and how it can be minimised. To provide primary data, to either support or potentially provide conflicting outcomes, a spreadsheet with formulas relevant to Eurocode 2 will be used, with variables being altered to see the effect and outcome.

    The findings from literature and then primary data will be compared to identify the similarities and differences associated with theory and actual practice. The primary data is expected to fully support previous investigations carried out by other academics.

    The quality of research is likely to be very good, as there has been a wide range of research carried out in this specific area.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 15:14
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 15:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17988

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