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  • On strain softening in finite element analysis of RC planar frames subjected to fire
    Markovič, Mojca, gradbeništvo, 1979- ...
    Failure of concrete under compression results in a localized region of softened material subject to high strain. The paper attempts to find out the error of the numerical method for the mechanical ... analysis of planar reinforced-concrete beams subject to temperature increase simulating typical fire conditions at high temperatures, if the strain softening in concrete is considered, while employing continuous finite elements. The results are confronted with the formulation using constant-strain crack band elements in the localized regions combined with the continuous elements everywhere else. The width of the crack band is, in principle, temperature and stress-state dependent. In the paper we assume the crack band elements of constant width throughout the analysis, which may be a valid assumption at high temperatures,as indicated by some data given in literature. Results of the analyses of a two-story, two-bay reinforced concrete frame, designed strictly in accordance with the European standards, and subject to self weight, dead and service loads and, additionally, to the increasing fire-like thermal load are presented. The use of solely continuous finite elements, yet accounting for strain softening of material wherever it occurs, yields spatially oscillating results for strains around the localized region. This sometimes yields a totally false result or loss of convergence of the global Newton method. The width of the localized band tends to zero with the growing densityof the finite-element mesh, with the results being highly mesh sensitive. The finite-element meshes where constant-strain crack band elementsin the localized regions are combined with the continuous elements everywhere else yield, on the other hand, a computationally stable and accurate post-instability response for a wide range of crack band element widths. Its critical point is, however, obtaining a reliable estimate of the width of the crack band element at high temperatures. This requires extensive experimental testing with hot concrete in compression.
    Vir: Engineering structures. - ISSN 0141-0296 (Letn. 45, dec. 2012, str. 349-361)
    Vrsta gradiva - e-članek ; neleposlovje za odrasle
    Leto - 2012
    Jezik - angleški
    COBISS.SI-ID - 5905761

vir: Engineering structures. - ISSN 0141-0296 (Letn. 45, dec. 2012, str. 349-361)
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