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Take a look in the ACI Structural Journal (you can search the abstracts on
the ACI  I know there has been fairly recent
research on R/C wide-shallow beams to column connections.  One of my
professor's at Michigan was involved in this research with his students.
They would have published in the ACI Structural Journal.  You can also
look to see if they published in the EERI Spectra or the ASCE Structural
Journal.  I am not aware, however, of any of the research at Michigan (or
elsewhere) involving post-tensioned wide-shallow beam systems.


Ypsilanti, MI

On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Jeff Creagan wrote:

> I'm starting design on a wide-shallow (slab-beam) post-tensioned slab and can find no maximum span to depth recommendations for this type of system, only classical two way flat plate (L/45 - cont) and one way slab and beam (L/30 - cont).  The system will be limited by strength and deflection considerations but has anyone run across recommendations for initial design of this hybrid system?

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