Full-scale load test on reinforced concrete slab

Koh , Heng Boon and Lee, Yee Loon and Yeoh, David (2010) Full-scale load test on reinforced concrete slab. In: World Engineering Congress 2010, 2 – 5 August 2010, Kuching, Sarawak.

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Abstract

A full-scale load test on a reinforced concrete (RC) slab was carried out to investigate the structural adequacy and performance of a double storey shop office building which was converted to a technical college. The RC slab used for the load test had an existing crack defect. The crack was sealed using epoxy resin grouting before the load test. The RC slab was subjected to two static cycles of uniformly distributed load. In the first cycle, the RC slab was loaded with the characteristics imposed load as recommended in the BS 6399. The static load was increased by 60% in the second cycle. Vertical deflection of the RC slab at five locations and crack development were monitored during the load test. The experimental results were compared to numerical results carried out using LUSAS finite element software. The findings showed that the building is safe to carry a factored design load of 4.8 kN/m2 which complied to the requirement of a college application in accordance to BS6399.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:load test; reinforced concrete slab; structural performance
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA630-695 Structural engineering (General)
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
ID Code:5747
Deposited By:Prof. Madya Dr David Yeoh Eng Chuan
Deposited On:21 Jul 2014 14:39
Last Modified:21 Jul 2014 14:39

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