Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2008

Publication Title

Computers and Concrete

Volume

5

Issue

3

Issue

3

Publisher

Techno-Press

Abstract

This paper presents a new hypoelasticity model which was implemented in a nonlinear finite element formulation to analyze reinforced concrete (RC) structures. The model includes a new hypoelasticity constitutive relationship utilizing the rotation of material axis through successive iterations. The model can account for high nonlinearity of the stress-strain behavior of the concrete in the pre-peak regime, the softening behavior of the concrete in the post-peak regime and the irrecoverable volume dilatation at high levels of compressive load. This research introduces the modified version of the common application orthotropic stress-strain relation developed by Darwin and Pecknold. It is endeavored not to violate the principal of “simplicity” by improvement of the “capability”. The results of analyses of experimental reinforced concrete walls are presented to confirm the abilities of the proposed relationships.

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http://www.techno-press.org/?journal=cac

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/cac.2008.5.3.195

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