Prediction of punching behaviour of RC slabs using continuum nonlinear FE analysis
Paper in proceedings, 2016

Failure of reinforced concrete (RC) slabs 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, using three-dimensional continuum elements. The influence of several modelling choices were investigated by comparing such results as load carrying capacity, load-deflection response and crack pattern from the FE analyses with available experimental data. The proposed method show the possibility of accurately predicting the load-carrying capacity and realistically describing the behaviour of slabs.

Punching failure

Finite element analysis

RC slabs

Structural behaviour

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

IABSE Congress Stockholm, 2016: Challenges in Design and Construction of an Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment

1629-1636

Areas of Advance

Transport

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

ISBN

978-385748144-4

More information

Created

10/7/2017