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Analysis of fatigue crack growth in RC beams

Ray, Sonalisa and Kishen, Chandra JM (2011) Analysis of fatigue crack growth in RC beams. In: 2011 International Conference on Multimedia Technology (ICMT), 26-28 July 2011, Hangzhou.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICMT.2011.6003139


In this work, a fatigue crack propagation model developed using dimensional analysis for plain concrete is used in conjunction with the steel closing force to predict the crack growth behavior of reinforced concrete beams. A numerical procedure is followed using the proposed model to compute the fatigue life of RC beams and the dissipated energy in the steel reinforcement due to shake down behavior. Through a sensitivity study, it is found that the structural size is the most sensitive parameter on which the crack growth rate is dependent. Furthermore, the moment carrying capacity of an RC beam is computed as function of crack size by considering the effect of bond slip.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to IEEE.
Keywords: Dimensional Analysis; Energy Dissipation; Fatigue; Residual Strength
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 May 2013 07:19
Last Modified: 20 May 2013 07:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46360

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