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Re: Banded and distributed tendons

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Clause 18.12.4 covers this.

Banded tendons in both directions would not provide a load path to the supports for the middle area of  slab. in each panel, unless it was designed and reinforced separately to span as a 2way slab panel to the bands in each direction.

At 11:49 AM 17/03/2003 +0800, you wrote:
Are there a specific requirements in the code to design a flat slab using banded tendons? Why do we use distributed tendon instead of banded tendons on other direction if it is a two flat palte design?
Ronald Garcia

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