Prediction of punching behaviour of RC slabs using continuum non-linear FE analysis
Journal article, 2016

Failure of reinforced concrete (RC) slabs without shear reinforcement in punching has been a challenging problem for nonlinear finite element (FE) analysis. To improve the analysis approach, this study was conducted by developing a nonlinear FE analysis method for slabs subjected to punching failure without shear reinforcement, using three-dimensional continuum elements. The influence of several modelling choices were investigated by comparing such results as loadcarrying capacity, load-deflection response and crack pattern from the FE analyses with available experimental data. The proposed method shows the possibility of accurately predicting the load-carrying capacity and realistically describing the behaviour of slabs.

Punching failure

Finite element analysis

Structural behaviour

RC slabs

Author

Jiangpeng Shu

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Mario Plos

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Kamyab Zandi

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Morgan Johansson

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Filip Nilenius

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Engineering Structures

0141-0296 (ISSN)

Vol. 125 15-25

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

DOI

10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.06.044

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Created

10/8/2017