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Article Number - 188835833982

Vol.7(21), pp. 2002-2009 , June 2012

DOI: 10.5897/SRE11.1393   Total Views: 132

ISSN: 1992-2248   Downloaded: 1269

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Evaluation of reinforced concrete beam behaviour using finite element analysis by ABAQUS

Hamid Sinaei*, Mahdi Shariati, Amir Hosein Abna, Mohammad Aghaei and Ali Shariati

Faculty of Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sirjan, Iran.


Accepted: 12 January 2012      Published: 07 June 2012

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In this research, the ABAQUS program is used to model the behaviour of reinforced concrete (RC) beams. The finite element model uses the concrete damaged plasticity approach; this model can help to confirm the theoretical calculations as well as to provide a valuable supplement to the laboratory investigations of behaviour. For validation, a reinforced concrete beam was modelled that had been experimentally tested and reported in previous experimental research. This is followed by a comparison of the finite element with the experimental results for the RC beam element. This paper compares the numerical results with experimental data for the reinforced concrete beam subjected to flexural loading. The results indicated that the displacement, tensile strain for the main reinforcement, compressive strain for concrete and crack patterns obtained from the finite element model (FEM) are well matched with the experimental results.


Key words: ABAQUS, finite element, fiber reinforced polymer, reinforced concrete beam, nonlinear failure.

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