FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF CONCRETE CRACKING
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.
- Presented at Iass Symp., Darmstadt, (Germany, F.R.), 3-7 Jul. 1978.
Stuttgart University, West GermanyInst fuer Statik und Dynamik, Keplerstrasse 7
D-7000 Stuttgart, Germany
National Aeronautics and Space Administration600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20546
- Argyris, J H
- Faust, G
- Willam, K J
- Publication Date: 1979-1
- Pagination: 28 p.
- TRT Terms: Compression; Concrete; Cracking; Deformation; Finite element method; Fracture mechanics; Mathematical prediction; Pipe; Tensile strength
- Uncontrolled Terms: Concrete cracking; Crack initiation; Crack propagation
- Old TRIS Terms: Pipes tubes; Strategy; Tensile deformation
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Materials; I32: Concrete;
- 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