ConfInement effect in flexural ductility of concrete: three-dimensional analysis


To study the effect of the transverse stress and strain distribution and steel ties (stirrups) upon the ultimate bending moment and bending ductility, a three-dimensional finite element analys!s of a cross section slice is carried out. The slice consists of a layer of eight-node isoparametnc elements, whose axial displacements are constrained so that the… (More)


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