Slab effectiveness of reinforced concrete coupling beams in flat plate systems

H. B. Shim, J. H. Kim, H. S. Park

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Concrete shear wall systems and flat plate slabs have been increasingly used in mid-and high-rise buildings in order to to resist lateral loading and, thus, permit a reduction in storey height. The resulting requirement for long-span flooring results in increased slab thickness of flat plates, with this increased slab stiffness having a significant effect on coupling beam behaviour. In the current study, slab effectiveness was investigated by subjecting large-scale, reinforced concrete coupling beams to cyclic loading and effects of slab stiffness on reinforced concrete coupling beams in flat plate systems, including failure mode, load-displacement, strength, stiffness, energy dissipation and effective slab width, were analysed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-749
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Research Innovations
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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