ACI-360R-10 Guide to Design of Slabs-on-Ground (Video Presentation)

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ACI-360R-10 Guide to Design of Slabs-on-Ground presents information on the design of slabs-on-ground, primarily industrial floors. It addresses the planning, design, and detailing of slabs. Background information on design theories is followed by discussion of the types of slabs, soil-support systems, loadings, and jointing. Design methods are given for unreinforced concrete, reinforced concrete, shrinkage-compensating concrete, post-tensioned concrete, fiber-reinforced concrete slabs-on-ground, and slabs-on-ground in refrigerated buildings, followed by information on shrinkage and curling.

Advantages and disadvantages of these slab design methods are provided, including the ability of some slab designs to minimize cracking and curling more than others. Even with the best slab designs and proper construction, it is unrealistic to expect crack-free and curl-free floors. Every owner should be advised by the designer and contractor that it is normal to expect some cracking and curling on every project. This does not necessarily reflect adversely on the adequacy of the floor’s design or quality of construction. Design examples are given.




3—Slab types

4—Soil support systems for slabs-on-ground



7—Design of unreinforced concrete slabs

8—Design of slabs reinforced for crack-width control

9—Design of shrinkage-compensating concrete slabs

10—Design of post-tensioned slabs-on-ground

11—Fiber-reinforced concrete slabs-on-ground

12—Structural slabs-on-ground supporting building code loads

13—Design of slabs for refrigerated facilities

14—Reducing effects of slab shrinkage and curling



1—Design examples using Portland Cement Association method

2—Slab thickness design by Wire Reinforcement Institute method

3—Design examples using Corps of Engineers’ charts

4—Slab design using post-tensioning

5—Design example using shrinkagecompensating concrete

6—Design examples for steel FRC slabs-on- ground using yield line method

7—Construction document information

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Author: ACI Committee 360

Publication Year: 2010

Pages: 72

ISBN: 9780870313714

Categories: Slabs

Formats: Printed Document or Protected PDF

Concrete Floor and Slab Construction

Concrete Slabs

Design of Slab-Column Connections

Shear Reinforcement for Slabs

Concrete Slab Systems

Slabs on Ground
Supported Beams and Slabs