Accession Number:

ADA355253

Title:

Preliminary Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Waffle Walls

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

A preliminary analytical method based upon modified plate bending theory is offered for structural analysis of a promising new construction method for walls of small buildings and residential housing. The new load bearing elements are termed waffle walls, and they are viewed as a hybrid between reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry walls. Laboratory structural tests are recommended to verify the analytical methodology and to study further the vertical and lateral load capacity of waffle walls.

Subject Categories:

  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE