LimitState:SLAB Validation Tests
Below are a selection of example problems considered in the literature which have been analysed using LimitState:SLAB for validation purposes.
Generally coarse numerical discretizations have been used, which enables solutions to be obtained in a second or two on a desktop PC; the accuracy obtained is generally sufficient for engineering purposes, though improved (lower) load factors can generally be obtained if desired by using a finer numerical discretization.
In some cases it can be observed that LimitState:SLAB finds a failure mechanism and associated load factor which is lower than the compared benchmark (i.e. an improved solution is found). This is particularly noticeable when complex yield patterns are critical, which would be very difficult to find by hand.