Accession Number : AD0749998

Title :   A Finite Element Computer Program for the Prediction of the Behavior of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures Subject to Cracking.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Jun 70-1 Jun 72,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV DAVIS DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,Michale A. ; Romstad,Karl M. ; Herrmann,Leonard R. ; Ramey,Melvin R.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 229

Abstract : The report describes the theory, development, and application of the finite element technique to a computer analysis of reinforced concrete structural members. The analysis is applicalbe to both axisymmetric and planar structures and represents a significant improvement over previous analyses. The analysis accounts for the nonlinear behavior of concrete (in bi-axial stress states), concrete-steel bond, and steel (i.e., elastic-plastic response). The program predicts the states of stress and strain for the concrete, reinforcement and the bond existing between the two. Furthermore the program predicts the initiation and propagation of cracks in the concrete. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), (*REINFORCED CONCRETE, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), COMPOSITE MATERIALS, LOADS(FORCES), CRACKS, CRACK PROPAGATION, BENDING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FLOW CHARTING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE