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BibTex format

author = {Setiawan, A and Vollum, RL and Macorini, L and Izzuddin, BA},
doi = {10.1002/suco.201900514},
journal = {Structural Concrete},
pages = {859--874},
title = {Punching shear design of RC flat slabs supported on wall corners},
url = {},
volume = {21},
year = {2020}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Reinforced concrete buildings are typically braced with shear walls positioned around lift shafts and stairs. Vertical transfer of load from slab to walls leads to a concentration of shear stress in the slab at wall ends and corners, which needs to be considered in punching shear design. This issue is not addressed in EN 1992 (2004) and only partially addressed in fib Model Code 2010 leaving engineers to resort to their own judgment. Consequently, consideration of punching shear at wall corners can be overlooked entirely or not properly addressed through lack of knowledge. The paper addresses this issue by proposing a method for calculating the design shear stress at wall corners for use in conjunction with the Critical Shear Crack Theory. The method is initially validated against test results for slabs supported on elongated columns as well as numerical simulations. Subsequently, the method is extended to the punching design of a slab supported by a wall corner. The proposed analysis of the slabwall corner junction is validated against the predictions of nonlinear finite element analysis (NLFEA) employing 3D solid elements as well as the jointshell punching model (JSPM) previously developed by the authors.
AU - Setiawan,A
AU - Vollum,RL
AU - Macorini,L
AU - Izzuddin,BA
DO - 10.1002/suco.201900514
EP - 874
PY - 2020///
SN - 1464-4177
SP - 859
TI - Punching shear design of RC flat slabs supported on wall corners
T2 - Structural Concrete
UR -
UR -
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VL - 21
ER -