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Michael D Zaitz wrote:
> What distance would you spread out a wheel load from a forklift on a
> concrete floor slab that has support beams every 5' o.c. if you know the
> floor thickness, flexural reinforcement, temperature reinforcement,
> contact area (7" x 4" approx), wheel spacing and wheel load.  Is there
> any recommendations, references or rules of thumb?  To date I have not
> found any insight.  Thanks in advance.
> Mike Zaitz

Check out the AASHTO bridge code ; it has a very useful formula.

Juan C. Gray

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