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> 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

You can check out "Designing Floor Slabs on Grade" by Boyd C. Ringo & 
Robert B. Anderson which you can order through ACI. It has numerous 
charts for design of vehicle axle and wheel loads.

I also believe that "Fundamentals of Reinforced Concrete Design" by 
Ferguson, Breen and Jirsa has a chapter on special loads with good rules 
of thumb for concentrated loads on slabs (if your slab is floating.)

Mony Serhal


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