Crack identification in reinforced concrete beams using ANSYS software

Dahmani, L. and Khennane, A. and Kaci, S. (2010) Crack identification in reinforced concrete beams using ANSYS software. Strength of Materials, 42 (2). pp. 232-240. ISSN 0039-2316


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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Translation of the Ukrainian journal Problemy Prochnosti, a publication of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 04:28
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 04:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: nonlinear finite element modeling; reinforced concrete beam; ANSYS software; cracks; static analysis
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s11223-010-9212-6

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