What is slab?

A Slab is a horizontal element constructed as a floor or roof in buildings carrying distribution load uniformly.Slab provides flat surfaces and are usually supported by beams and columns.Usually slab have very small depth as compared to its width and length.

Slab are designed as:-

Continuos slabs.

Cantilever slabs.

Simply supported slabs.

Slabs designed on basis of support conditions are:-

1. One way slab.

2. Two way slab.

3. Circular slab.

4. Waffle slab or Grid slab.

5. Flat slab.

One way slab vs two way slab

Difference between one way slab and two way slab are shown in the table below:-


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