Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 8, No 5 (2016)

Cracking and Deformation Modelling of Tensile RC Members Using Stress Transfer Approach

Ronaldas Jakubovskis (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Mantas Juknys (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Pui-Lam Ng (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


The paper presents a modeling technique for bond, cracking and deformation analysis of RC members. The proposed mod-eling technique is not restricted by the geometrical dimensions of the analyzed member and may be applied for various load-ing conditions. Tensile as well as bending RC members may be analyzed using the proposed technique. Adequacy of the modeling strategy was evaluated by the developed numerical discrete crack algorithm, which allows modeling deformation and cracking behavior of tensile RC members. Comparison of experimental and numerical results proved the applicability of the proposed modeling strategy.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2016-12-30

Keyword(s): reinforced concrete; cracking; bond; numerical modelling.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2016.975

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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