Reinforced Concrete

by David Darwin,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures II


Recent developments and procedures used to model reinforced concrete using finite element analysis are summarized. Special emphasis is placed on the results of a survey of papers published in the United States since 1985. This chapter describes the results of the survey as they pertain to the modeling capabilities, the constitutive formulation, the cracking model, the concrete compression constitutive model, the steel representation, and the bond representation reported in the papers surveyed. The results of the survey show that in recent years practitioners have attained a better appreciation for both the usefulness and the limitations of finite element modeling of reinforced concrete than they had ten year ago.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Finite element method | Model accuracy | Constitutive relations | Cracking | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Surveying methods | United States

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