Recommendations for finite element analysis for design of reinforced concrete bridges
Paper in proceedings, 2016

The finite element method is increasingly used for design of reinforced concrete structures. Threedimensional finite element (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.

Result section

Support condition

Distribution width

Finite element analysis

Reinforced Concrete slab

Author

Mario Plos

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

C. Pacoste

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Filip Nilenius

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

19th IABSE Congress Stockholm 2016: Challenges in Design and Construction of an Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment, Stockholm, Sweden, 21-23 September 2016

2038-2041

Subject Categories

Building Technologies

ISBN

978-3-85748144-4

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7/24/2018