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Markov Chain Model for Cracking Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams

Prakash, Desayi and Balaji, Rao K (1989) Markov Chain Model for Cracking Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams. In: Journal of Structural Engineering, 115 (9). pp. 2129-2144.

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In this paper, nonhomogeneous Markov chains are proposed for modeling the cracking behavior of reinforced concrete beams subjected to monotonically increasing loads. The model facilitates prediction of the maximum crackwidth at a given load given the crackwidth at a lower load level, and thus leads to a better understanding of the cracking phenomenon. To illustrate the methodology developed, the results of three reinforced concrete beams tested in the laboratory are analyzed and presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Structural Engineering
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010 06:45
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/31174

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