Typ. Slab Panel
Flowchart for Slab Design
- Design Input
- Calculation - 1
Calculation - 2
Calculation - 3
Fill in details, with technical input* in ‘Message’ field, and send to us. We will respond with slab thickness, steel, and detailed calculations in just 1 working day.
* Lx, Ly, edge conditions and superimposed loads are compulsory.
The slab is made to pass a number of design checks to withstand its design loads. A design is not accepted until:
- Mid-span BM < MR (sagging)
- Support BM < MR (hogging)
- Shear < allowable limit
- Maximum deflection < allowable limit
- Development & anchorage requirements for re-bars are fulfilled.
Since design is performed automatically in a split second, trials can be made to maximize savings in terms of both concrete and steel. As an example, a reduction in slab thickness by 1”, for a 6m x 6m slab, is equivalent to one cu. m saving in concrete.
Design calculations are performed, with calculations sheets ready to be printed, at a 'click' of a mouse button. Hence we are able to issue construction drawings faster than others.
- Optimized Design:
Design checks are done on slab panel starting with the least practical thickness and min steel allowed by design code. Thickness and/or steel are then progressively increased until the slab passes all necessary checks, ensuring an optimum design.
The step-by-step detailed calculations on our unique calculation template, highlighting the reserve strength/ FOS against each action, will help you to carry out subsequent alterations in terms of occupancy changes, strengthening, modifications etc, if and when required.