Modelling of Concrete Performance

  • Filename: modelling-of-concrete-performance.
  • ISBN: 9780419242000
  • Release Date: 2005-11-28
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: Rajesh Chaube
  • Publisher: CRC Press

Proposing a simplified but intergrated scenario of concrete life cycle simulation method, this book examines and explains the vast amount of experimental observations related to hardening concrete using a common set of physical laws.

Constitutive Modelling of High Strength high Performance Concrete

  • Filename: constitutive-modelling-of-high-strength-high-performance-concrete.
  • ISBN: 9782883940826
  • Release Date: 2008-01-01
  • Number of pages: 130
  • Author: fib Fédération internationale du béton
  • Publisher: fib Fédération internationale du béton

High Strength/High Performance Concrete (HSC/HPC) continues to be the object of particular interest and extensive research, and its use in construction is increasing continuously. fib Bulletin 42 summarises the available information on the material behaviour of HSC/HPC, and develops a set of code-type constitutive relations as an extension of CEB-FIP Model Code 1990. Literature on experimental data and international guidelines, standards and recommendations were reviewed, and already-existing constitutive relations and models were evaluated. In addition to a number of material laws chosen and adjusted for this report, some new constitutive relations were developed based on the collected data. The criteria for the choice of the existing relations as well as the development of the new constitutive relations involved their simplicity and operationality (code-type mathematical formulations). Furthermore, they had to be physically sound and if possible describe the behaviour of both high-performance and normal strength concretes by a unique relation. Finally, compliance with the specifications given in the CEB-FIP Model Code 1990 was examined. This State-of-art report is intended for engineers and represents a summary of the relevant knowledge available to and possessed by the members of the Task Group at the time of its drafting.

Safety Reliability Risk and Life Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures

  • Filename: safety-reliability-risk-and-life-cycle-performance-of-structures-and-infrastructures.
  • ISBN: 9781315884882
  • Release Date: 2014-02-10
  • Number of pages: 1112
  • Author: George Deodatis
  • Publisher: CRC Press

Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures contains the plenary lectures and papers presented at the 11th International Conference on STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY (ICOSSAR2013, New York, NY, USA, 16-20 June 2013), and covers major aspects of safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of structures and infrastructures, with special focus on advanced technologies, analytical and computational methods of risk analysis, probability-based design and regulations, smart systems and materials, life-cycle cost analysis, damage assessment, social aspects, urban planning, and industrial applications. Emerging concepts as well as state-of-the-art and novel applications of reliability principles in all types of structural systems and mechanical components are included. Civil, marine, mechanical, transportation, nuclear and aerospace applications are discussed. The unique knowledge, ideas and insights make this set of a book of abstracts and searchable, full paper USBdevice must-have literature for researchers and practitioners involved with safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of structures and infrastructures.

Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures

  • Filename: computational-modelling-of-concrete-structures.
  • ISBN: 9781315762036
  • Release Date: 2014-03-04
  • Number of pages: 1120
  • Author: Nenad Bicanic
  • Publisher: CRC Press

The EURO-C conference series (Split 1984, Zell am See 1990, Innsbruck 1994, Badgastein 1998, St Johann im Pongau 2003, Mayrhofen 2006, Schladming 2010, St Anton am Alberg 2014) brings together researchers and practising engineers concerned with theoretical, algorithmic and validation aspects associated with computational simulations of concrete and concrete structures. The conference reviews and discusses research advancements and the applicability and robustness of methods and models for reliable analysis of complex concrete, reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete structures in engineering practice. Conference topics and invited papers cover both computational mechanics and computational modelling aspects of the analysis and design of concrete and concrete structures: * Constitutive and Multiscale Modelling of Concrete * Advances in Computational Modelling * Time Dependent and Multiphysics Problems * Performance of Concrete Structures The book is of special interest to researchers in computational concrete mechanics, as well as industry experts in complex nonlinear simulations of concrete structures.

Practitioners Guide to Finite Element Modelling of Reinforced Concrete Structures

  • Filename: practitioners-guide-to-finite-element-modelling-of-reinforced-concrete-structures.
  • ISBN: 9782883940857
  • Release Date: 2008-01-01
  • Number of pages: 344
  • Author: fib Fédération internationale du béton
  • Publisher: fib Fédération internationale du béton

Non-linear computer analysis methods have seen remarkable advancement in the last half-century. The state-of-the-art in non-linear finite element analysis of reinforced concrete has progressed to the point where such procedures are close to being practical, every-day tools for design office engineers. Non-linear computer analysis procedures can be used to provide reliable assessments of the strength and integrity of damaged or deteriorated structures, or of structures built to previous codes, standards or practices deemed to be deficient today. They can serve as valuable tools in assessing the expected behaviour from retrofitted structures, or in investigating and rationally selecting amongst various repair alternatives. fib Bulletin 45 provides an overview of current concepts and techniques relating to computer-based finite element modelling of structural concrete. It summarises the basic knowledge required for use of nonlinear analysis methods as applied to practical design, construction and maintenance of concrete structures, and attempts to provide a diverse and balanced portrayal of the current technical knowledge, recognizing that there are often competing and conflicting viewpoints. This report does not give advice on picking one model over another but, rather, provides guidance to designers on how to use existing and future models as tools in design practice, in benchmarking of their models against established and reliable test data and in selecting an appropriate safety factor as well as recognising various pitfalls. fib Bulletin 45 is intended for practicing engineers, and therefore focuses more on practical application and less on the subtleties of constitutive modelling.

Modelling of Corroding Concrete Structures

  • Filename: modelling-of-corroding-concrete-structures.
  • ISBN: 9400706774
  • Release Date: 2011-02-04
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Author: Carmen Andrade
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

These are the papers presented at the Fib-RILEM workshop held in Madrid, Spain, in November 2010. The assessment of deterioration and aging of concrete structures, most commonly through reinforcement corrosion, is not considered in current structural codes or standards. Some guidelines manuals exist, and research has been done, but there is as yet no accepted methodology nor models that could be used by engineers. This book deals with all aspects related to modelling of corroding structures and provides state-of-the-art information on structural models for corroding structures.

Measuring Monitoring and Modeling Concrete Properties

  • Filename: measuring-monitoring-and-modeling-concrete-properties.
  • ISBN: 9781402051043
  • Release Date: 2007-09-23
  • Number of pages: 805
  • Author: Maria S. Konsta-Gdoutos
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This state-of-the-art volume covers the latest and future trends in measuring, monitoring and modeling the properties of cement based materials including computational and experimental micro-mechanical modeling of high-performance cementitious composites (HPFRCs), mechanical behavior and fracture of conventional and new cement based composites, advanced methods for crack detection in concrete, realistic assessment and modeling for mechanical behavior of early age concrete, autogenous shrinkage and microcracking in heterogeneous systems, quantitative image analysis for microstructural characterization of concrete, development of innovative cementitious materials, composition of concretes with special rheological properties, new concepts for the processing of repair and rehabilitation measures of concrete structures and historic building materials, bond characteristics and structural behavior of fiber reinforced plastics and hybrid fabrics, and modeling of textile reinforced concrete. This book contains 94 papers and presents the latest research work of renowned experts in the area of cement and concrete sciences.

Computer Modelling of Concrete Mixtures

  • Filename: computer-modelling-of-concrete-mixtures.
  • ISBN: 9780203031148
  • Release Date: 2002-06-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Joe Dewar
  • Publisher: CRC Press

The complexity of specifications and the number of materials options available today for concrete production mean that the traditional procedure of making trial mixes is now unnecessary, expensive and time consuming. Using J.D Dewar's research, this book shows how a small amount of materials data can be used confidently to predict the composition of the ideal product.

Dynamic Behavior of Materials Volume 1

  • Filename: dynamic-behavior-of-materials-volume-1.
  • ISBN: 9781461442387
  • Release Date: 2012-09-26
  • Number of pages: 597
  • Author: Vijay Chalivendra
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Volume 1: Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics represents one of seven volumes of technical papers presented at the Society for Experimental Mechanics SEM 12th International Congress & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, held at Costa Mesa, California, June 11-14, 2012. The full set of proceedings also includes volumes on Challenges in Mechanics of Time -Dependent Materials and Processes in Conventional and Multifunctional Materials, Imaging Methods for Novel Materials and Challenging Applications, Experimental and Applied Mechanics, 2nd International Symposium on the Mechanics of Biological Systems and Materials 13th International Symposium on MEMS and Nanotechnology and, Composite Materials and the 1st International Symposium on Joining Technologies for Composites.

Modeling of Inelastic Behavior of RC Structures Under Seismic Loads

  • Filename: modeling-of-inelastic-behavior-of-rc-structures-under-seismic-loads.
  • ISBN: 0784474966
  • Release Date: 2001-01-01
  • Number of pages: 632
  • Author: P. Benson Shing
  • Publisher: ASCE Publications

Proceedings of the U.S.?Japan Seminar on Post-Peak Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Structures Subjected to Seismic Loads: Recent Advances and Challenges on Analysis and Design, held in Tokyo and Lake Yamanaka, Japan, October 25-29, 1999. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, U.S.A.; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; Japan Concrete Institute. This collection presents the latest ideas and findings on the inelastic behavior of reinforced concrete (RC) structures from the analysis and design standpoints. These papers discuss state-of-the-art concrete material models and analysis methods that can be used to simulate and understand the inelastic behavior of RC structures, as well as design issues that can improve the seismic performance of these structures. Topics include modeling of concrete behavior; modeling of RC structures (finite element approach and macro-element approach); and experimental studies, analysis, and design issues.

Nanotechnology in Construction

  • Filename: nanotechnology-in-construction.
  • ISBN: 9783642009808
  • Release Date: 2009-04-21
  • Number of pages: 437
  • Author: Zdenek Bittnar
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The 3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction (NICOM 3) follows the highly successful NICOM 1 (Paisley, UK 2003) and NICOM 2 (Bilbao, Spain 2005) Symposia. The NICOM3 symposium was held in Prague, Czech Republic from May 31 to June 2, 2009 under the auspices of the Czech Technical University in Prague. It was a cross-disciplinary event, bringing together R&D experts and users from different fields all with interest in nanotechnology and construction. The conference was aimed at: Understanding of internal structures of existing construction materials at nano-scale Modification at nano-scale of existing construction materials. Production and properties of nanoparticulate materials, nanotubes and novel polymers. Modeling and simulation of nanostructures. Instrumentation, techniques and metrology at nano-scale. Health and safety issues and environmental impacts related to nanotechnology during research, manufacture and product use. Review of current legislation. Societal and commercial impacts of nanotechnology in construction, their predictions and analysis.

Tailor Made Concrete Structures

  • Filename: tailor-made-concrete-structures.
  • ISBN: 1439828415
  • Release Date: 2008-05-01
  • Number of pages: 1196
  • Author: Joost C. Walraven
  • Publisher: CRC Press

In recent years knowledge of concrete and concrete structures has increased, as has its applications. New types of concrete challenged scientists and engineers, and ecological constraints encouraged the implementation of life cycle design of concrete structures, moving the focus more and more to maintenance and uprating of structures. And since buildings are not only designed for safety and serviceability, but also for flexibility and adaptability, the design of performance based materials and structures has become more and more important. Tailor Made Concrete Structures. New Solutions for our Society comprises the proceedings of the International fib Symposium 2008 (Amsterdam, 19-22 May 2008), and considers these new perspectives and developments, including sections on new materials (i.e. fire resisting concrete, ultra-high performance fibered concrete, textile reinforced concrete, bacteria-based self healing concrete) and codes for the future (i.e. the American P2P Iniative, fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) applications in construction, Codes for SFRC Structures). The book includes contributions from leading scientists and professionals in concrete and concrete structures worldwide, and covers: – Life cycle design – Design strategies for the future – Underground structures – Monitoring and Inspection – Diagnosis – Innovative materials – Codes for the future – Modifying and adapting structures – Architectural Concrete – Developing a modern infrastructure – Designing structures against extreme loads – Increasing the speed of construction Tailor Made Concrete Structures. New Solutions for our Society includes the state-of-the-art in research on concrete and concrete structures, and will be invaluable to professionals, structural engineers and scientists.

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