The paper presents the results obtained from a numerical and analytical analysis carried out on a set ofconcrete beams reinforced with steel bars, Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) bars and hybrid combinationsof FRP-steel bars. To this purpose a database of experimental results, available in literature, was collected.A simple and reliable two-dimensional Finite Element (FE) model was defined. In the numerical simulations,the linear and nonlinear behavior of all materials was adequately modeled by appropriate constitutivelaws. To simulate the concrete post-cracking tensile behavior a specific tension stiffening modelwas used. In order to overcome convergence difficulties, to simulate the quasi-static response of RCbeams, a dynamic approach was adopted.Furthermore, to assess the effectiveness of the current Italian guideline, on same set of RC beams, ananalytical analysis was performed.The comparisons between numerical/analytical results and experimental data highlighted the reliabilityof both the proposed FE model and the analytical model.The results show that the tension stiffening model used in the FE analysis provides good results withlow and normal reinforcement ratios, whereas the numerical predictions are not acceptable with highreinforcement ratios. The analytical results provided by the Italian guideline are satisfactory, comparedto experimental data.

Numerical and analytical modeling of concrete beams with steel, FRP and hybrid FRP-steel reinforcements

BENCARDINO F;OMBRES L
2016-01-01

Abstract

The paper presents the results obtained from a numerical and analytical analysis carried out on a set ofconcrete beams reinforced with steel bars, Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) bars and hybrid combinationsof FRP-steel bars. To this purpose a database of experimental results, available in literature, was collected.A simple and reliable two-dimensional Finite Element (FE) model was defined. In the numerical simulations,the linear and nonlinear behavior of all materials was adequately modeled by appropriate constitutivelaws. To simulate the concrete post-cracking tensile behavior a specific tension stiffening modelwas used. In order to overcome convergence difficulties, to simulate the quasi-static response of RCbeams, a dynamic approach was adopted.Furthermore, to assess the effectiveness of the current Italian guideline, on same set of RC beams, ananalytical analysis was performed.The comparisons between numerical/analytical results and experimental data highlighted the reliabilityof both the proposed FE model and the analytical model.The results show that the tension stiffening model used in the FE analysis provides good results withlow and normal reinforcement ratios, whereas the numerical predictions are not acceptable with highreinforcement ratios. The analytical results provided by the Italian guideline are satisfactory, comparedto experimental data.
2016
Analytical modeling; Aramid fiber; Finite Element modeling
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