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Smeared fracture Finite Element (FE) - Analysis of reinforced concrete structures - Theory and examples



Title: Smeared fracture Finite Element (FE) - Analysis of reinforced concrete structures - Theory and examples
Author(s): J. Ozblot
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Symposium on Connections between Steel and Concrete
Editor(s): R. Eligehausen
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-25-X
e-ISBN: 2351580346
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2001
Pages: 609 - 624
Total Pages: 16
Nb references: 24
Language: English


Abstract: In the present paper the smeared fracture concept for the nonlinear finite element analysis of concrete and reinforced concrete structures is discussed. After a short introduction into the problems related to the smeared crack approach, a brief theoretical background of the finite element code MASA is presented. The code has been developed at the Institute of Construction Materials, University of Stuttgart, and is aimed to be used for the nonlinear smeared fracture finite element analysis of concrete and reinforced concrete structures. The used constitutive law (microplane model for concrete) and the so called localization limiters, which assure mesh objective results, are described. To demonstrate the ability of the code to realistically predict the ultimate capacity and failure mode of concrete and reinforced concrete structures, several examples are shown and briefly discussed.


Online publication: 2009-12-31
Publication type : full_text
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