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SlabdesignFlatPateswithorwithoutdroppanelsandwithorwithoutspandrelbeams,

hasbeenafewpastexamswithtwowayslabsupportedonfoursides,butusuallyflat
slabofsomecombinatione.g.withorwithoutdroppanels,withorwithoutspandrel
beam.Also,someyearsusecomputeroutputtocompare/contrastbuteveryyearhaveto
doasimplifiedanalysis

Theplanviewofpartofatypicalfloorinanoffice/hospital/hotel/apartment/shopisshown
inFigure1.Theflooristobeareinforcedconcreteflatplatewith/withoutsuitabledrop
panels(notshown)andedgespandrelbeam/noedgespandrelbeam(asshown).Thefloor
carriesanimposedloadofxkPaandasuperimposedpermanentloadof1kPainadditionto
theselfweight.Asshownthecolumngridspacingisxmbyym(6x7,6x8,6x6,5x7,7x7
etc).
Selectasuitablethicknessforthefloorslab.
Designsuitableflexuralreinforcementforatypicalinteriordesignstripinthelongspan
direction.
Checktheadequacyoftheslabtopreventpunchingshearataninteriorcolumnandatan
edgecolumn.Assumethespandrelbeamistobeprovidedwithminimumclosedties.
Assumethereisnospandrelbeam.Designsuitabledroppanels.Designwithoutdroppanels
itisaflatplateonly

Use/choosesuitablefc=25/32/40MPa,fsy=500MPaandcovertoouterlayerof
reinforcement=___mm.UseN___barsfortheflexuralreinforcementandN___barsfor
theclosedties.
Spandrel dimension, width = ____ if applicable
Spandrel (edge) beam width by ___mm deep if applicable

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2009Theuniversityiscommissioningtheconstructionofasmallbuildingforlecturesand
staffoffices.AtypicalfloorplanisshownonFigureA1andresultsofafiniteelement
analysis(FEA)programofthesuspendedfloorareshowninFiguresA2,A3,A4andA5.

Notetheslabdepth(Ds)hasbeenlimitedandanalyzedasDs=225mm,andconcretegrade
N32istobeusedfortheproject.Covertoouterbarsis30mm.Thecolumnsaretakenas
400x400mmfortheanalysis.Theimposedload(LC2)istakenas3kPaandpermanentload
(LC1)istheselfweightoftheslabonly.Thereisnoadditionalsuperimposedpermanent
load.

StateclearlyanyassumptionsmadeinyourdesignandjustifychoiceswithreferencetoA.S.
3600whereappropriate.

2008AmultistorycarparkhasbeenplannedforconstructioninaregionalcityofWestern
Australia.Thecarparkhasnoexteriorwallstopreventtheslabbeingexposedtothe
weather.Lateralloadsareresistedbyshearwallsoftheliftandstairshaftlocatedatone
endofthecarpark.

Thecarparkisdesignedona8.4by8.4mgrid.Theslabissupportedonconcretecolumns
whichare400mmby400mm.

StateclearlyanyassumptionsmadeinyourdesignandjustifychoiceswithreferencetoA.S.
3600whereappropriate.

2007AnapartmenthasbeenplannedforconstructioninaPerth,WesternAustralia.Lateral
loadsareresistedbyshearwallsoftheliftandstairshaftlocatedatoneendofthe
apartmentbuilding.ThelayoutisshowninFigureA1.Thebuildingextendsbeyondgridline
C,thatis,spanBCisaninteriorspan.Thewholestructureisnotshownonthediagram.

Theslabissupportedonconcretecolumnswhichare300mmby300mm.

Theslabdepth(Ds)hasbeenpreliminaryestimatedatDs=200mmandconcretegradeN32
istobeused.Nodroppanelsaretobeuseditisarchitecturallyimperativethataflatslab
isdesigned.Sincetheslabisnotexposedduetofloorcoveringsandfalseceilings,alowto
moderatedegreeofcrackcontrolwillbeacceptable.

StateclearlyanyassumptionsmadeinyourdesignandjustifychoiceswithreferencetoA.S.
3600whereappropriate.

ColumndesignfromscratchgivennocolumndimensionsjustdesignloadsSomeexams
havehadstockycolumnandbiaxialbendinginaspartialquestionorsmallervalue
questionsbuteveryexamhashadslendercolumnofsomeformeitherdesignfrom
scratchorgivensection.

Areinforcedconcretesquarecolumnin________buildinghasaclearheightof
_5/6/7__m.ThecolumnmustcarrythedesignultimateloadsofN*=1500to2500
kNandMo*=min150to500kNm.Thebuildingisbracedandthefloorsystemsare
allflatslabs200to300mmthickwithspandrelbeams.Theratioofdeadloadto
totalload,g/(g+q),is0.5to0.7.Designthecolumn.

Takefc=40/50/60/70/80MPaandfsy=500MPaandcovertothelongitudinalsteel=
suitable/35/45/55mm.

Columndesigngivenacolumncalculatethedesignultimatestrength
Areinforcedconcretesquarecolumnin________buildinghasaclearheightof
_4/5/6/7/8__m.Thecolumnisbentinsinglecurvature/doublecurvature.The
buildingisbracedandthefloorsystemsareallflatslabs200to300mmthickwith
spandrelbeams.Theratioofdeadloadtototalload,g/(g+q),is0.6.Thevalesof
e1=50/60mmande2=100/120mm(someexamples35&225,e=175).Whatisthe
designaxialcapacityofthecolumn?

Takefc=40/50/60/80MPaandfsy=500MPaandcovertothelongitudinalsteel=
suitable/35/45/55mm.Thecolumncontainslongitudinalreinforcingof8N24/32/40(e.g.
morethan2layerstoconsider)/4N32/40(e.g.twolayerstoconsider)