Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 12 - Think and Explain: 55

Answer

The steel rods should be embedded in the part of the slab that is under tension, the top part.

Work Step by Step

Concrete undergoes compression well, but not tension. This is discussed on page 232, and illustrated in Figure 12.8.
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