Slab deflection example (Eurocode)
In the following exercise slab deflections will be checked for the tutorial model shown below.
It is a simple multi-bay flat slab structure on an 8m square grid of columns. The slabs have been sized based on deemed-to-satisfy rules taken from “Economic Concrete Frame Elements to Eurocode 2 - The Concrete Society”.
- 8m grid
- 285 thick C30/37 slab
- 400 square columns
- Finishes - 1.5kN/m2
- Imposed - 5.0kN/m2
- Perimeter Cladding - 10.0kN/m
Deemed to satisfy checks provide one method of checking, however the main focus of the exercise will be to investigate rigorous slab deflection checks.