Verification of Macroscopic Models or RC Walls by FEM

by Norio Inoue, Kajima Inst of Construction, Technology, Japan,
Ichiro Shiraishi, Kajima Inst of Construction, Technology, Japan,
Hiroshi Noguchi, Kajima Inst of Construction, Technology, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Design, Analysis and Testing


Several macroscopic models based on the limit analysis have been proposed for obtaining the ultimate strength of reinforced concrete shear walls in Japan. When using these models, it is important to verify their fundamental assumptions. In this paper the truss mechanism of transverse reinforcement and the arch mechanism of concrete were separated from the analytical results of stresses by using Finite Element Method. This approach was applied to several examples and the remaining problems of the macroscopic models are pointed out.

Subject Headings: Verification | Reinforced concrete | Walls | Finite element method | Shear strength | Shear failures | Shear walls | Shear stress | Japan | Asia

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