A review on prestressed transfer plate analysis and design

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Prestressed transfer plate consists of a thick cast in-situ post-tensioned concrete slab supporting multi-storey shear walls at building transition level. Compared to conventional reinforced concrete transfer beams, it offers savings in concrete volume of 10-15%, cuts steel reinforcement content by 35-50% and significantly reduces formwork usage which eventually helps to achieve lower carbon footprint for a more sustainable transfer floor construction. The design of prestressed transfer plates is complicated owing to its two-way bending behaviour and irregular load path from reactions of numerous shear walls. This paper elaborates the analysis of prestressed transfer plates and discusses their interaction effect with shear walls. It also explains the design of interfacing shear for thick plate construction with multi-layer casting in addition to various design considerations including flexural and punching shear design based on relevant codes of practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIABSE Conference, Kuala Lumpur 2018
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Developing World - Report
PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783857481598
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE) Conference 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 25 Jun 201827 Jun 2018

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NameIABSE Conference, Kuala Lumpur 2018: Engineering the Developing World - Report


ConferenceInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE) Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleIABSE 2018
OtherIABSE holds multiple conferences in the same year


  • Arching effect
  • High-rise building
  • Interfacing shear
  • Post-tensioning
  • Prestressed transfer plate
  • Punching shear
  • Shear wall
  • Transfer slab

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