I am designing a mat slab.
The slab Designer dialogue box allows me to set the top cover and bottom cover. Does the longitudinal or transverse reinforcing have the least cover?
Are layers 1 & 4 always in the longitudinal direction?
Does SFA allow for the reduced capacity of layers 2 & 3 as they have a smaller lever arm (i.e. d2 < d1)?
Would like a quick response as this is my first time using the software and want to know I detail this correctly on a project please.
The covers are used to be specified for the top-most and bottom-most layers of mat reinforcement, in the selected units.
SFA checks the capacity of mat slab based on slab thickness, covers, reinforcement layout etc.