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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2011 Vol.12 No.10 P.731-736


Average stress-average strain tension-stiffening relationships based on provisions of design codes

Author(s):  Gintaris Kaklauskas, Viktor Gribniak, Rokas Girdzius

Affiliation(s):  Department of Bridges and Special Structures, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius 10223, Lithuania; more

Corresponding email(s):   Gintaris.Kaklauskas@vgtu.lt, Viktor.Gribniak@vgtu.lt, rolg@yahoo.com

Key Words:  Reinforced concrete (RC), Code technique, Tension-stiffening, Numerical modeling

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Gintaris Kaklauskas, Viktor Gribniak, Rokas Girdzius. Average stress-average strain tension-stiffening relationships based on provisions of design codes[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2011, 12(10): 731-736.

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This research was aimed at deriving average stress-average strain tension-stiffening relationships in accordance with the provisions of design codes for reinforced concrete (RC) members. Using a proposed inverse technique, the tension-stiffening relationships were derived from moment-curvature diagrams of RC beams calculated by different code methods, namely Eurocode 2, ACI 318, and the Chinese standard GB 50010-2002. The derived tension-stiffening laws were applied in a numerical study using the nonlinear finite element software ATENA. The curvatures calculated by ATENA and the code methods were in good agreement.

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