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One of the features that differentiate current modelling formulations for reinforced concrete structures is the level of discretisation. A periodically reinforced concrete beam may be described as a succession of heterogeneous three-dimensional periodic cells, as a succession of heterogeneous two-dimensional cross-sections under generalised plane strains, as a fibre bundle or as a homogeneous one-dimensional continuum. The aim of this paper is to investigate the main features of these four formulations and to show their complementary character. In this preliminary study, the non-linear behaviour of a periodically reinforced concrete beam is studied under very simple loading histories.

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Authors: ANTHOINE A, JRC Ispra (IT);GUEDES J, JRC Ispra (IT);PEGON P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: EURO-C 1994, Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures, Innsbruck (AT), March 22-25, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38113 ORA
Record Number: 199410302 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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