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Title: Numerical representation of multiple premature failures in steel-plated RC beams
Authors: Khan, Mohammad Arsalan
El-Rimawi, Jamal
Silberschmidt, Vadim V.
Keywords: Premature failure
Cohesive zone model
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © World Scientific Publishing Company
Citation: KHAN, M.A., EL-RIMAWI, J. and SILBERSCHMIDT, V.V., 2017. Numerical representation of multiple premature failures in steel-plated RC beams. International Journal of Computational Methods, 14(4): 1750035.
Abstract: © World Scientific Publishing Company.Realizing the importance of widely used technique of plating for flexural retrofitting of reinforced concrete (RC) beams and its drawbacks due to premature failure(s), present work concentrates in developing a finite element tool model capable of successfully capturing multiple premature failure modes and their corresponding behaviors. The model is simple but focused; the capability and accuracy of the results have been validated through test literature, particularly focusing on the load capacities of beams at progressive stages of failure modes; which is from crack initiation through to complete failure, such as the load of crack initiation, first crack and complete failure. Acceptable accuracy is shown in terms of crack type(s), crack patterns, sequence, location and direction of propagation through the innovative use of cohesive zone model (CZM). The model clearly explains that debonding and peeling, although originating from a same location for most cases, are extensions of different types of cracks.
Description: Electronic version of an article published as International Journal of Computational Methods, 14(4): 1750035, DOI: 10.1142/S0219876217500359 © World Scientific Publishing Company. http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscinet/ijcm
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1142/S0219876217500359
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25060
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219876217500359
ISSN: 0219-8762
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)
Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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