Finite Element Study of a Reinforced Concrete Cylindrical Shell Through Elastic, Cracking, and Ultimate Ranges

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Title: Finite Element Study of a Reinforced Concrete Cylindrical Shell Through Elastic, Cracking, and Ultimate Ranges

Author(s): Cheng-Shung Lin and Alex C. Scordelis

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 72

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 628-633

Keywords: computer programs; crack propagation; cracking (fracturing); cylindrical shells; deformation; failure mecha-nisms; finite element method; loads (forces); reinforced concrete; shells (structural forms); stiffness; strength; stresses; tension.

Date: 11/1/1975

Abstract:
A finite element method is described which can be used to analyze reinforced concrete shells of general form under dead load and monotonically increasing live loads. Load deformation response, internal stresses, and crack forma-tion can be traced through the elastic, inelastic and ultimate ranges. The method is applied to study the structural re-sponse of a cylindrical shell. Analytical and experimental results are compared. [Authors]