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Mathematical modeling of vibration processes in reinforced concrete structures for setting up crack initiation monitoring

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The contemporary construction industry is based on the use of reinforced concrete structures, but emergency situations resulting in fracture can arise in their exploitation. In a majority of cases, reinforced concrete fracture is realized as the process of crack formation and development. As a rule, the appearance of the first cracks does not lead to the complete loss of the carrying capacity but is a fracture precursor. One method for ensuring the safe operation of building structures is based on crack initiation monitoring. A vibration method for the monitoring of reinforced concrete structures is justified in this paper. An example of a reinforced concrete beam is used to consider all stages related to the analysis of the behavior of natural frequencies in the development of a crack-shaped defect and the use of the obtained numerical results for the vibration test method. The efficiency of the method is illustrated by the results of modeling of the physical part of the method related to the analysis of the natural frequency evolution as a response to the impact action in the crack development process.

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Original Russian Text © A.A. Bykov, V.P. Matveenko, G.S. Serovaev, I.N. Shardakov, A.P. Shestakov, 2015, published in Izvestiya Akademii Nauk. Mekhanika Tverdogo Tela, 2015, No. 2, pp. 60–72.

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Bykov, A.A., Matveenko, B.P., Serovaev, G.S. et al. Mathematical modeling of vibration processes in reinforced concrete structures for setting up crack initiation monitoring. Mech. Solids 50, 160–170 (2015).

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