Minimum thickness of RCC slab as per IS 456, hi guys in this article we know about thickness of rcc slab, RCC slab is Flat surface laid over brick wall made of mixture of cement sand aggregate provided with reinforcement.
Minimum thickness of a slab is completely dependent upon the types of slab, may be One way or Two way slab, Span of slab, Design load upon the slab. But, the thickness is mostly depend upon the design load and the span. Other than that, the concrete mix grade also an important factor to the thickness of slab.
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The actual thickness of slab is find out at the time of designing the slab and preparing the BBS (Bar Bending Schedule).
Thickness of RCC slab:-In general, 6 inch (150mm) is rcc slab thickness is considered for residential and commercial buildings with reinforcement details as per design.
Minimum thickness of rcc slab is restricted to 4 times the nominal size of aggregate. For example, in 20mm nominal size aggregate is used in concrete , the minimum thickness is limited to 80mm according to Cl 5.3. 3 of IS 456:2000.
Here I am going to give the recommendations mentioned by codes.
1) AS per ACI (AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE) the minimum thickness of rcc slab should be 5 inches.
2) As per IS 456-2000 the minimum thickness of RCC slab is restricted to 4 times of nominal size of aggregate.
Let me say, an assumption, from my practical work experience, in general case,
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