This suite of 11 spreadsheets allows the designer to undertake the structural design and analysis of an industrial concrete pavement using the method developed by Meyerhof and included in the Concrete Society’s TR34 design guide.
The Meyerhof Method is an accepted method of design for industrial concrete pavements such as warehouse and factory floors.
The spreadsheet calculates the concrete slab load capacity in accordance with user input slab thickness and design. Separate spreadsheets are included to calculate single and multiple, point or patch loading conditions. Patch loading conditions are useful for modelling heavy wheeled equipment.
The spreadsheet includes unique features to analyse the effects of alternative pavement thicknesses, allowing the designer to quickly specify a concrete pavement design to suit any required loading conditions.
A further set of spreadsheets are included to allow the designer to calculate the Single Equivalent Wheel Load (SEWL) for various pieces of equipment and for shipping container stacking arrangements. This includes spreadsheets for all commonly used wheeled equipment used in industrial sites.
The suite includes a total of 11 spreadsheets;
- Separate spreadsheets to calculate the maximum loading capacity of a user defined concrete pavement. Includes Single Point Loads, Multiple Point Loads, Single Patch Loads and Multiple Patch Loads.
- 7 Single Wheel Equivalent Load calculation spreadsheets for front lift trucks, reach stackers, straddle carriers, rubber tyred gantry cranes, side lift trucks and tractor/trailer set ups, and for container stacking arrangements.