Recommendations for finite element analysis for design of reinforced concrete bridges
Paper i proceeding, 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


Mario Plos

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Konstruktionsteknik

C. Pacoste

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)

Filip Nilenius

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Konstruktionsteknik

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

978-3-85748144-4 (ISBN)





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