Structural analysis of concrete members with shear failure
Paper in proceedings, 2012

The paper aims to improve the knowledge of the shear response in reinforced concrete and the influence of aggregate interlock using non-linear finite element analysis. The influence of aggregate types on shear response of concrete was studied with finite element analysis of reinforced concrete beams failed in shear. The influence of aggregate interlock was investigated using different smeared crack approaches, i.e. multi directional, fixed and rotating crack models. The results from analysis are verified with the result from mechanical testing with respect to stiffness and capacity, and with DIC and microscopical analysis with respect to crack pattern.

shear failure

RC beams

finite element analysis

crack model


Kamyab Zandi

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Mathias Flansbjer

Jan Erik Lindqvist

Johan Silfwerbrand

Proceeding of fib Symposium: Concrete Structures for Sustainable Community, 11 – 12 June 2012, Stockholm, Sweden


Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance


Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

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