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Re: High Tire Pressure on Concrete slab

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At 07:02 PM 11/16/2004 -0500, you wrote:

In a message dated 11/16/04 3:58:39 PM, jkilgore(--nospam--at)leok.com writes:
2,233 psi!!!
Talk about pressure...  I don't think Jim-Bob's standard 3,000 psi slab mix
will work in this application :)

200# woman + 100% impact on 1/2" square spike heels = 1600 psi.   Hmmmmm

Ralph

A perfect illustration of the way beautiful cherry floors turn into a simulation of the lunar surface shortly after the new secretary was hired. 

With pressures in this range, it might be worth checking G and E for the tire material in relation to the same properties for the slab.  If the material is soft enough in the tires, the tires will yield before the slab does, reducing the localized effect.  Nonetheless, this sounds like a clear case for conservatism.

Is there a reason to believe, and inform the owner, that the equipment chosen may not be the most economical given the possible slab requirements?  This might be a situation where a VE review of the operation & warehouse system might be quite valuable.

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