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What are the functions of distribution steel in one way slab?

Mumbai University > Civil Engineering > Sem 5 > Transportation Engineering 1

Marks: 5M

Year: Dec 2015

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  • The slab which is supported between two opposite supports is called a one way slab.
  • When the aspect ratio (ly/lx) is greater than 2, the slab is called as a one way slab.
  • Aspect Ratio= ly/lx>2
  • It bends in one direction only.
  • Main reinforcement is provided along shorter span only.

Distribution steel is provided in transverse direction to hold the main steel in position and also take care of shrinkage & temperature stresses.

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