Critical factors which determine the predictive quality of the finite element analysis of tensile concrete cracking are identified. In particular, two popular methods are explored. These are the smeared crack approach (strength model) and the discrete crack approach (fracture mechanics model). The limitations of these widely accepted strategies are illustrated using the example of a thick walled concrete ring. Extensive strength and deformation data results are obtained.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Iass Symp., Darmstadt, (Germany, F.R.), 3-7 Jul. 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stuttgart University, West Germany

    Inst fuer Statik und Dynamik, Keplerstrasse 7
    D-7000 Stuttgart,   Germany 

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    600 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20546
  • Authors:
    • Argyris, J H
    • Faust, G
    • Willam, K J
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Pagination: 28 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00318299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ISD-254
  • Contract Numbers: BMFT-RK-SBB4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM