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Nonlinear concrete behaviour
Journal of Applied Engineering Sciences (2011)
  • Marian Sabau, Universidad de la Costa
  • Traian Onet, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
This paper presents an overview of nonlinear behaviour in reinforced concrete structures. Structural concrete is a nonlinear material both at strength limit states and service loads. Are presented terms of effects that are primarily observed in concrete, steel or a combination of the two. When considering nonlinear behaviour, an important aspect is whether or not strain localization will occur as size effects. The model must first be validated by experiments and benchmark tests to ensure the safety and reliability criteria. In nonlinear finite element procedures, engineers must check their finite element discretization and modelling assumptions used in their analyses. Advanced analysis techniques including finite element method analysis have been increasingly utilized in various forms for the practice of design and construction of concrete structures in recent years.
  • discret cracking,
  • finite element method,
  • nonlinear analysis,
  • smeared cracking,
  • tension stiffening
Publication Date
November, 2011
Citation Information
Marian Sabau and Traian Onet. "Nonlinear concrete behaviour" Journal of Applied Engineering Sciences Vol. 1 Iss. 4 (2011) p. 55 - 60
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