Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete in Japan and US: Introduction and Overview

by Hiroshi Noguchi, Chiba Univ, Chiba, Japan,
W. C. Schnobrich, Chiba Univ, Chiba, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures II


The finite element method of analysis now provides the engineer with the capability to analyze very complex structural systems in a much more realistic manner including geometry and support conditions that come much closer to reality. Over the last several decades significant research has directed toward incorporating realistic concrete properties into these analyses. This work has taken place in Europe, Japan, and the United States. The focus has been on a realistic view of cracking, creep and shrinkage effects, better understanding of the shear problem, and nonlinear behavior of plates and shells among others. This initial chapter addresses a view of the progress made in this regard in Japan and the US.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Reinforced concrete | Structural behavior | Material properties | Plates | Concrete structures | Structure reinforcement | Shell structures | Japan | Asia | United States | Europe

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