Modeling of symmetrically and asymmetrically loaded reinforced concrete slabs

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Abstract

For the assessment of existing structures and the design of new structures, it is important to have a good understanding of the flow of forces, here applied to reinforced concrete solid slabs. Two analytical methods are used: finite element models with 3D solid elements and a plasticity-based model that is suitable for hand calculations, the Modified Bond Model. The slabs that are modeled are half-scale models of reinforced concrete solid slab bridges. As the Eurocode live load model prescribes more heavily loaded trucks in the first lane, the load model is asymmetric. For the finite element models, limited use is made of the redistribution capacity of the slab. For the Modified Bond Model, the influence of torsion and the edge effect need to be taken into account. The results of these studies improve the current state-of-the-art for analysis and design of reinforced concrete slabs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInsights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation
EditorsA. Zingoni
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages1318-1324
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-02927-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event6th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation: Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 5 Sep 20167 Sep 2016
Conference number: 6

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation
Abbreviated titleSEMC 2016
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period5/09/167/09/16

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