Smeared-crack modeling of R/ECC membranes incorporating an explicit shear transfer model

Benny Suryanto, Kohei Nagai, Koichi Maekawa

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    This paper presents the verification of analytical modeling for reinforced Engineered Cementitious Composite (R/ECC) in the context of a smeared, fixed crack approach. Verification is provided through the analysis of six R/ECC panels subjected to pure shear. The results demonstrate that the proposed models are capable of replicating various responses of the panels well, provided that tensile property of the ECC is calibrated against those obtained from the panel tests. These responses include load-deformation responses, the magnitudes and directions of principal stress and principal strain, and failure modes. The results also demonstrate the possibility of representing the average crack-shear transfer in the ECC with an explicit smeared model. Finally, this paper includes predictions of the shear capacity of R/ECC panels with a wide range of reinforcement ratios and concludes with discussions regarding factors influencing shear strength.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)315-326
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Advanced Concrete Technology
    Issue number3
    Early online date23 Oct 2010
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


    • ECC
    • pure shear
    • panel
    • shear model


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