Finite Element Modelling


Finite Element Modelling

a re-examination of concrete structures

Governmental organisations, local authorities and private commissioners in construction industry often have to deal with the verification of the design capacity of existing structures. Complex engineering work has to be carried out for re-examinations of existing concrete structures to reveal extra remaining structural capacity. The added value of nonlinear finite element analysis is the determination of the actual behaviour of existing structures, materials and structural elements. The publication Finite Element Modelling helps with the re-examination of existing structures.

The use of nonlinear finite element analysis has become common practice in the building construction area. NL Finite element models are used to re-examinate the behaviour of existing or in some cases for the design of concrete structures. They have to contribute always to an efficient and reliable design.

The accuracy of predictions of the structural behaviour of reinforced concrete structures by finite element analysis strongly depends on the formulation of the numerical model. In this respect, one of the major challenges is an appropriate choice of the finite element model and determination of the model parameters.

SBRCURnet and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment trust that the publication Finite Element Modelling will highly support end-users of finite element analysis methods in adapting a common method for choosing the finite element model and determination of the model parameters, as well as the interpretation of the results.

Artikelnummer CRW 733.17
Auteur(s) Ane de Boer & Ab van den Bos
Jaar van uitgave 2017

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