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AD450: Resistance of composite slabs to concentrated loads

EN 1994-1-1 clause 9.4.3 is entitled effective width of composite slabs under concentrated point and line loads. It has been the cause of much confusion, as explained below. We are now confident about our interpretation of this clause, and in particular the limits of 7.5 kN and 5.0 kN/m² quoted in its part 5).

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