Rotating Crack Model and Fracture in a R/C Medium

by Azadeh Parvin, (M.ASCE), Univ of Toledo, Toledo, United States,
Theodore G. Toridis, (F.ASCE), Univ of Toledo, Toledo, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


In this study the potential of the development of cracks in the members of a reinforced concrete large panel structure is considered. The analysis is carried out using finite element modeling techniques. In the implementation of the nonlinear finite element analysis, multiaxial stress strain laws are used to describe fracture phenomena with proper allowance for complex loading and unloading cycles. In the present study the solution to such problems is achieved by means of a two dimensional quadrilateral element.

Subject Headings: Cracking | Rotation | Nonlinear finite element analysis | Stress analysis | Stress strain relations | Reinforced concrete | Computer models | Finite element method

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