||It is a linear structural element where perpendicular loads known as flex load are applied along with the axis.
||It is a flexural component that distributes the load horizontally to one or more directions within a single plane.
||A beam is the most common example of a structural element in bending
||While the resistance to bending of a slab is similar to that of a beam, it differs from that of a comparable series of independent beams in continuity in both directions.
||It is the most direct solution to the most common structural problems of transferring horizontal loads of gravity to the load elements.
||A slab is used when concentrated loads result in a perpendicular bending located in the first direction of extension causing torsion in the slab.