Application Examples of FEM to Concrete Structures

by Naoki Masui, Ohbayashi Corp, Japan,
Kazuhiro Naganuma, Ohbayashi Corp, Japan,
Hideo Ono, Ohbayashi Corp, Japan,
Yasumitsu Watanabe, Ohbayashi Corp, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Design, Analysis and Testing


The paper illustrates the practical application of the FEM by means of examples for plain/reinforced/prestressed concrete structures. These examples, including both global and local analyses of structures, conform with the principles recommended in the Guideline newly proposed by the JCI Committee on RCFEM and Design Method. (Endo et al 1989) The linear analysis of generally available finite element programs is used in design examples. Besides introducing the common practices of the FEM the paper places an emphasis on the modelling methodology, the incorporation of the nonlinearity of reinforced concrete into a linear analysis and the application of analytical results to design and detailing.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Reinforced concrete | Linear analysis | Concrete slabs | Prestressed concrete | Concrete structures | Structure reinforcement

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