BEHAVIOUR OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES PREDICTED BY THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD

With current nonlinear analysis computer capabilities, considerable strides are being made in developing procedures, the utilization of which, allows one to analyze reinforced concrete structures while taking into account cracking and other characteristics of the constituent materials. Objective of the analysis is the determination of displacements as well as concrete and steel forces at various stages of loading. Cracking and the consequent loss of tensile strength is a major characteristic that must be modelled in any program for the analysis of reinforced concrete members. The three basic approaches which have been employed by various investigators to account for tension cracking are discussed. Advantages and problems associated with these approaches are discussed. The formulation used to delineate compressive stress characteristics of concrete is evaluated. Solution procedures are described. Peculiarites required of solution methods in order to be suitable for the analysis of reinforced concrete systems are noted. /TRRL/

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Schnobrich, W C
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 365-376
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164393
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM