A Finite Element Approach to Post-Elastic Slab Behavior

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Title: A Finite Element Approach to Post-Elastic Slab Behavior

Author(s): John C. Bell and David G. Elms

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 30

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 325-344

Keywords: computer programs; concrete slabs; cracking (fracturing); deflection; finite element method; limit design method; loads (forces); reinforced concrete; research; strength; structural anaylsis; yield-line method

Date: 1/1/1971

Abstract:
A method is given for a computer analysis of a reinforced concrete slab which predits the complete behavior of the slab and produces deflections and crack patterns for the total range of loading from zero to ultimate.