A multifiber approach for modeling corroded reinforced concrete structures

Abstract : Taking into account the specific behavior of the steel/concrete interface is of primary importance to predict properly the structural response of RC structures. Several constitutive models have been proposed in the literature within the framework of nonlinear finite element method (2D and 3D). Such approaches usually lead to high computational costs due to the large number of degrees of freedom. In the present paper, a multifiber-based model including the steel/concrete interface behavior is proposed. Despite the fact that the kinematics of the multi-fiber approach is based on the theory of beams, this simplified strategy accounts for local phenomena such as the relative sliding between concrete and steel. Furthermore, this steel/concrete interface constitutive model can be extended to model the loss of bond properties due to corrosion. The numerical implementation aspects are described and local responses at the Gauss point level are exposed in the cases of monotonic loadings with and without corrosion. The efficiency and the reliability of the proposed approach are tested on structural case studies which highlight a good agreement between numerical and experimental results. This multifiber-based model provides a pertinent tool for the engineers concerns with the structural assessment of degraded reinforced concrete structures.
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Benjamin Richard, Frédéric Ragueneau, Lucas Adelaide, Christian Cremona. A multifiber approach for modeling corroded reinforced concrete structures. European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids, Elsevier, 2011, 30 (6), pp. 950-961. ⟨10.1016/j.euromechsol.2011.06.002⟩. ⟨hal-00878693⟩



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