Two-Way Slab Supported by Beams

Подпись:This system consists of a solid slab designed to span in two direc­tions, to either concrete beams or walls (see Figure 5.2d). The primary advantage of the system is the saving in reinforcing steel and slab section as a result of being able to take advantage of two­way action. Formwork for the two-way system is complicated and usually outweighs the cost advantages associated with the saving in reinforcing steel and slab thickness.