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- From: "Sherman, William" <ShermanWC(--nospam--at)cdm.com>
- Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 23:02:32 -0400
I also use Paul's approach - design the slab as pinned at the wall, but still provide dowels from the wall into the slab at reinforced cells, for crack control.
William C. Sherman, PE
From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net]
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:11 PM
Subject: Re: slab on masonry
The masonry is not really stiff enough to act as a fixed connection, and if you did consider the connection fixed you would exceed the moment capacity of the wall section in a hurry.
We typically design the slab as pinned at the wall, then incorporate top steel (extended leg dowels) with the shear transfer reinforcing to mitigate any incidental cracking and provide a little extra moment capacity for the wall.
Not exactly scientific, more of a partial envelope solution. We also try and minimize / balance end span length adjacent to the walls, as this makes the slab more economical and limits the rotation at the slab / wall connection.
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