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RE: Wide Shallow Beams

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There is a fairly new publication (2000 I believe, but don't have it in front of me) by PTI called "Design and Construction of Cast-in-Place Post-Tensioned Parking Garages" that shows typical ranges for the span to depth ratio of wide shallow beams.
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From: Jeff Creagan [mailto:jeffc(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 10:45 PM
To: Seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Wide Shallow Beams

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?