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Unfortunately, I have not seen any literature on slab restraint.  We all
know that the slab adds restraint, but it is extraordinarily variable
depending on the details.  Some treat the column to provide an expansion
joint affording little slab restraint.  Some cast concrete with only regard
to a contraction joint.  I tend to ignore the slab, unless I specifically
detail it to take local stresses caused by the restraint.  

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Harold Sprague

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Brian K. Smith [SMTP:smithegr(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Monday, November 06, 2000 11:17 AM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	RE: need help
> Harold,
> In any of your literature search, have you ever found any investigations
> on
> the rotational restraint provided by concrete slabs when the baseplates
> are
> on footings or piers at say a foot or so below the top of the slab?
> Brian K. Smith, P.E.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Sprague, Harold O. [mailto:SpragueHO(--nospam--at)]
> > Sent: Monday, November 06, 2000 8:57 AM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> > Subject: RE: need help
> >
> >
> >
> > One of the biggest contributors of rotation is the anchor bolts.  We
> would
> > always tension the bolts in a bolted plate steel beam to column moment
> > connection, yet we are hesitant to preload column base anchor
> > rods.  If the
> > anchor bolts are preloaded, they are removed from concern for rotation.
> > Moving from the anchor bolts, you need to check the base plate.
> > If the base
> > plate can not be made thick enough economically, use chairs or a bolt
> box
> > (whatever term is preferable).  Then you move to the foundation.  The
> soil
> > springs and foundation type can be modeled to reflect the tendency to
> > rotate.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Harold Sprague