A Mixture Finite Element for Reinforced Concrete

by David M. Kendall, TRW Ballistic Missile Div, San Bernardino, United States,
Hidenori Murakami, TRW Ballistic Missile Div, San Bernardino, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond


A semi-analytical finite element is presented for analyses of cracked reinforced concrete (RC) structures including bond action between rebar and concrete, and crack-face shear transfer. For simplicity of presentation, only crack formation normal to rebars under uniaxial loading and subsequent shear deformation are considered. The element performance is assessed by simulating tensile uniaxial strain loading and comparing the results with analytical solutions.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Shear deformation | Mixtures | Finite element method | Structure reinforcement | Reinforcing steel | Ultimate strength | Construction methods

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