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Hi Bruce!
 
I have some info. on Kahn Mesh and the Kahn Reinforcing System in the 1918 book that you mentioned. If you email me off list with your fax no., I will be glad to fax it to you.
 
Jim K.
-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Holcomb [mailto:bholcomb(--nospam--at)brpae.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 4:05 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: old building with "Kahn reinforcing" floor system

We are currently working on a building that has a floor system using Kahn reinforcing.  It is constructed with the reinforcing at 16” o.c. spanning one direction and clay tiles in between the bars as a filler on the bottom.  The floor was then poured so that we have a T-beam type system with a 5” topping slab and a five inch web.  The overall depth of the system is about 12”

 

We understand that they used this system in Europe quite a bit and called it “pot construction”

 

Has anyone run into this system or have any information relating to it.  We are trying to determine a capacity without doing a load test or at least get in the ballpark before we do a load test.

 

Thank you in advance for any information.

 

I did see a thread from someone who indicated this was discussed in the 1919 Concrete Engineering handbook.

 

 

Bruce