Title: A Finite Element Approach to Post-Elastic Slab Behavior
Author(s): John C. Bell and David G. Elms
Publication: Symposium Paper
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
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.