chapter  9
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- Integrity of compartmentation

Since the year 2000, different versions of a structural re-engineering design calculation method for €oor slabs in tensile membrane action have emerged; the failure criterion is based on the creation of through-depth cracks in the concrete slab that would allow €ames to pass into the storey above. The basic version of this method is therefore presented in this chapter, in the current context, of the integrity of re compartments.