Istrazivanja i projektovanja za privreduJournal of Applied Engineering Science


DOI: 10.5937/jaes0-41643 
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Volume 21 article 1119 pages: 778-784

Samer S. Abdulhussein*
Civil Engineering Department, Engineering College, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq

Sura F. Alkhafaji
Civil Engineering Department, Engineering College, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq

Jasim jarallah fahad al-kaabi
Civil Engineering Department, Engineering College, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq

Hollow slabs are slabs of reinforced concrete in which voids allow the concrete to be reduced in size. This type of slab results in reduced raw materials Consumption and increased insulating properties to achieve sustainability goals. This paper reported an experimental research program focused on the study of the bending behaviour of the elements of hollow slabs of normal-strength concrete. Three models of the one-way concrete slab were cast, It had dimensions of 1020 mm length, 420 mm width, and 100 mm thickness. The first model did not contain holes (solid) and the second model contained five circler opening holes with a 50 mm diameter, while the third model contained five square opening holes with 44 mm dimension, where the area of the second and third model were the same despite the difference in the shape of the opening. The results showed that the bearing capacity of the circular hollow core slab is higher by 12% compared to the square hollow core slab according to the type of voids and both of holes made the hollow core slab with a decrease in load capacity of 11% to 25% when compared to the solid slab. The solid slab has lower deflection value compared to the two hollow slabs whose weight is reduced by 23% compared to the solid slab.

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The authors thank the Civil Engineering Department of Mustansiryah University for their support in this work. (, Baghdad-Iraq.

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