Accession Number : ADA192263

Title :   An Assessment of Modelling Techniques for the Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Plate and Shell Structures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 85-Sep 86,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Hughes, Thomas J

PDF Url : ADA192263

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Currently employed modelling techniques used in the analysis of reinforced concrete plate and shell structures are assessed. Methodologies exhibiting shortcomings are identified. Particular attention is focused on strain softening, solution algorithms, reinforcement, and invariances. Recommendations concerning future work are made. Keywords: Finite elements, Reinforced concrete, Plates, Shells, Strain softening.

Descriptors :   *REINFORCED CONCRETE, *SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), ALGORITHMS, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, METHODOLOGY, MODELS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL)

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE