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Difference between a slab element and a reinforced concrete slab

TonyC 2015-05-18 10:50:56

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What is the difference between slab and reinforced concrete slab

The "Slab" element is a structural element constituted by joists added to lightweight elements such as brick blocks or Polystyrene. In the schematic finite element analysis carried out with EdiLus, this element represents a simple load and therefore not modeled.

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The "reinforced concrete slab" is instead, a structural element made of solid cast concrete reinforced with upper and lower reinforcement mesh.
In the finite element analysis this element is modeled with shell elements in both the membrane and bending behavior.

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