Replication of Crack Pattern in FE Analysis Based on Discretization of Tension Softening Curves
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

Today, there is an increasing need for reliable methods for condition assessment and service-life evaluation of existing structures. Although advanced 3D Nonlinear Finite Element (3D NLFE) analysis has proven to be capable of describing the behavior of reinforced concrete in a comprehensive way, the analysis results are difficult to couple with visual inspection data such as cracking and spalling. Moreover, 3D NLFE programs are numerically expensive and incomprehensible for full-scale practical applications. Thus, the present study aims to couple 3D NLFE analysis with condition assessment data, and consequently to increase the accuracy, to optimize the computation time and to improve robustness of such analyses.

existing structures

reinforced concrete


condition assessment

crack pattern

Nonlinear finite element analysis


Shayan Fahimi

CBI Betonginstitut

Carlos Gil Berrocal

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Konstruktionsteknik

Ignasi Fernandez

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Konstruktionsteknik

Kamyab Zandi

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Konstruktionsteknik

Nordic Concrete Research

0800-6377 (ISSN)

Vol. 56 1 1-9


Rymd- och flygteknik

Teknisk mekanik


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