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slab on grade

slab on grade

(OP)
Good evening
I have an assignment to design a slab on grade supported on short columns with height of 1 meter
is it right to design it like flat slab or it has another approach?!
Thanks in advance.

RE: slab on grade

Sounds like an unusual configuration. Perhaps a more detailed description can be provided.

RE: slab on grade

If the slab on grade is supported by the columns (piles?) rather than the grade itself then, yes, it is appropriate to design it like a flat, suspended slab. If you have expansive soils or frost heave issue, be sure to account for upwards pressure.

I like to debate structural engineering theory -- a lot. If I challenge you on something, know that I'm doing so because I respect your opinion enough to either change it or adopt it.

RE: slab on grade

the OP is confusing. Is it a deck supported by columns or is a slab constructed on the grade of the earth?

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RE: slab on grade

(OP)


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxlMokjxG-MTcUY0Vzl3QTZ1TGs

this is a picture for the example

RE: slab on grade

That's no picture of a completed job. Missing is the information s to what these individual shallow footings sit on. Rock? What is the explanation for the combination slab-on-grade and footings?

RE: slab on grade

link's not active.

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