Recommendations for Finite Element Analysis for Design of RC Slabs
Paper in proceedings, 2014
The finite element method (FEM) is increasingly used for design of reinforced concrete structures. 3D FE analysis can provide more accurate structural analysis, but to use its full strength in daily design a number of critical issues have been addressed. Practical guidelines are provided for detailed design of reinforced concrete slabs. Recommendations are given on linear FE modelling, e.g. regarding geometry, support conditions and mesh density, as well as on the use of analysis results, e.g. regarding stress concentrations, choice of critical sections and redistribution widths for practical reinforcement design.
Reinforced Concrete Slabs