Our paper “Shear in One-Way Slabs under Concentrated Load Close to Support” is now available online at the website of the American Concrete Institute and will be published in the March/April 2013 version of the ACI Structural Journal.
Getting this paper in there was a long process. From the first drafts in December 2010, via the first submission in May 2011 and then revised submission and finally acceptance and receiving the print proofs – it’s been an adventure. First babysteps into the real academic life?
The abstract of the paper is the following:
One-way slabs under concentrated loads are generally designed for shear by checking the beam shear resistance and the punching shear resistance over an effective width. Only a small number of test data regarding the shear resistance of one-way slabs subjected to concentrated loads is currently available. To be able to better evaluate the shear resistance of one-way slabs, a series of experiments was carried out on continuous one-way slabs (5 m x 2.5 m x 0.3 m [16.4 ft x 8.2 ft x 11.8 in.]) subjected to concentrated loads close to the supports, in which the load position, transverse reinforcement ratio, and concrete strength were varied. The test results are compared with code provisions and a method developed by Regan. The results show a different behavior in shear for slabs under concentrated loads than for beams.