Under-reinforced v/s Over-reinforced

Structural members are designed for loads that are expected to occur during the intended life of the structure. But sometimes the structure gets loaded beyond these loads and the structural members could fail. In such circumstances we want that the people living in the building should get sufficient warning before the structure collapse. So we …

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How do we know whether a two way slab is Continuous or Discontinuous along its edges?

Continuous Edge A continuous edge means that the slab is able to transfer load to the adjacent slab through that edge. Consider the above L shape building with three slabs cast monolithically (this is important, because, even if you have a slab adjacent to the first slab the edge would not be continuous if they are …

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