Observations on the grillage analysis of slabs

Stuart R. Gordon, Ian M. May

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    Abstract

    The results of the analyses of three slabs using the grillage analogy (with various methods for approximating the equivalent grillage members properties) and finite element analysis are compared with theoretical solutions, where available. The examples demonstrate some of the disadvantages of using the grillage analogy for analysing-slabs which can lead to erroneous results. It is concluded that the use of finite element analysis is preferred and that the use of the grillage method should be avoided.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-38
    Number of pages4
    JournalThe Structural Engineer
    Volume82
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2004

    Keywords

    • Grillage analysis
    • Plates
    • Simply supported
    • Slabs

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    Gordon, S. R., & May, I. M. (2004). Observations on the grillage analysis of slabs. The Structural Engineer, 82(3), 35-38.