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2 - 4 September 2019 | Cape Town, South Africa

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SS23: Finite Element Analysis & Design of Concrete Structures

Organiser: Prof. Guenter Rombach, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Email: rombach@tu-harburg.de

Summary: Finite element analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures has become a standard tool in engineering practice and research. Graphical input makes it easy to generate three-dimensional finite-element models of concrete structures of arbitrary shape. However, the finite-element analysis of concrete structures is not an easy task. The assumptions of the numerical method, and the complex behaviour of reinforced concrete as a composite material, should be carefully considered. Choice of appropriate material models, as well as the safety format for non-linear analysis, are issues still under debate.

This special session will address the state-of-the-art in finite element analysis and design of concrete structures. Topics of interest will include, among others, the numerical modelling of non-linear material behaviour, as well as the application of the finite-element method to the design of real concrete structures (such as buildings, bridges and shells). Engineers in practice and research scientists are encouraged to submit contributions to this special session. e and shape control; damage tolerance, diagnostics and adaptation following damage; experimental testing.