Structural-concrete behaviour: Separating myths from reality

Michael D. Kotsovos, Milija N. Pavlović, Demetrios M. Cotsovos

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Most finite-element models of reinforced-concrete structures attribute to concrete material characteristics which are in conflict with true behaviour established from valid experimental information. As a result the constitutive models adopted are case-study dependent. The present work summarizes already published work which shows that the use of realistic concrete properties coupled with well-tried numerical techniques can yield a finite-element model characterised by both generality and objectivity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of GRACM 05
Place of PublicationNicosia
PublisherKantzilaris Publications
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9963644503, 9963644511
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event5th GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics 2005 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 29 Jun 20051 Jul 2005


Conference5th GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics 2005
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  • finite element nonlinear analysis
  • static and dynamic loading
  • structural concrete behaviour

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