# One way slab and Two way slab differences and their application

The slab is a flat and smooth surface on the ground or over the ground supported by two-member on two or all sides is known as the slab. Slab connect almost all member like a beam, column, stairs, etc to provide a movable environment for the people on it. The slab may be of different shapes like rectangular, square, triangular, etc. but according to design it is categorized into two types, they are one-way slab and two-way slab.

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it is supported on the column, beam, wall, etc with reinforcement or without reinforcement for safe locomotion from one place to another place.

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## Now let us move towards the differents between one way slab and two way slab

See on the left side of the picture, this is a one-way slab because there are two-beam only.

In the same way, See on the right side of the picture, this is a two-way slab because it contains a four-beam.

## One way slab and Two way slab reinforcement details

Quick guide to design of one way slab with IS Code 456:2000

Two way slab design | Reinforcement design examples IS Code 456:2000

## When to use one way and two way slab?

Two way slab is used for a low span of the structure like house water tank, covering of meeting hall, the roof of the building. It is constructed when the length of the slab is approximately equal to the width.

One way slab is used for the large span of the structure like a bridge, culvert, drainage cover, etc. It is constructed when the length of the slab is much greater than the width.

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