Crack identification in reinforced concrete beams using ANSYS software

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Dahmani, L., Khennane, A. and Kaci, S.. 2010. "Crack identification in reinforced concrete beams using ANSYS software ." Strength of Materials. 42 (2), pp. 232-240. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11223-010-9212-6
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Crack identification in reinforced concrete beams using ANSYS software

Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsDahmani, L. (Author), Khennane, A. (Author) and Kaci, S. (Author)
Journal TitleStrength of Materials
Journal Citation42 (2), pp. 232-240
Number of Pages9
Year2010
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s11223-010-9212-6
Web Address (URL)http://www.springerlink.com/content/60833hn62387u7g3/
Abstract

Three-dimensional nonlinear finite element model of reinforced concrete beam has been developed in this study. The general purpose finite element package, ANSYS 8.0, is employed for the numerical analyses. Using SOLID65 solid elements, the compressive crushing of concrete is facilitated using plasticity algorithm while the concrete cracking in tension zone is accommodated by the nonlinear
material model. Smeared reinforcement is used and introduced as a percentage of steel embedded in concrete. Comparison with hand calculated results is presented for the concrete beam. Convergence of analytical results is showed. The capability of the model to capture the critical crack regions, loads and deflections for various types of loadings in reinforced concrete beam has been illustrated.

Keywordsnonlinear finite element modeling; reinforced concrete beam; ANSYS software; cracks; static analysis
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400510. Structural engineering
400505. Construction materials
401706. Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation
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Byline AffiliationsMouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria
Computational Engineering and Science Research Centre
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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