Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete

by Mubbada Suidan, (A.M.ASCE), Design Engr.; Dar al Handasah (Taleb), Beirut, Lebanon, and Lect., American Univ. of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon,
William C. Schnobrich, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 10, Pg. 2109-2122

Document Type: Journal Paper

Discussion: Rajasekaran Sundaramoorthy (See full record)

Abstract: Cracking, crushing, and yielding of reinforced concrete beams is investigated by the finite element technique. Three-dimensional, 20-node isoparametric elements are used. The analysis incorporates the elasto-plastic behavior of concrete and reinforcing steel and the cracking of concrete stressed in tension beyond a limiting tensile stress. Shear retention in the cracking plane is also considered. The results obtained by this procedure compare well with those obtained experimentally and analytically.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Cracking | Finite element method | Concrete beams | Stress analysis | Ultimate strength | Elastoplasticity |

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