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Reinforcement Design Using Linear Analysis

  • Johan Blaauwendraad
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 171)


Design of reinforced concrete structures can be described by the following consecutive steps: 1. Select the initial dimensions of all the structural elements using simple rules of thumb or experience. These dimensions should be able to satisfy the serviceability and ultimate limit states, and should fulfill the requirements for adequate site execution and any other applicable requirement (e.g. acoustic isolation, fire protection, etc.). 2. Perform a global structural analysis to calculate the internal forces (or stresses) due to the combination of loads defined in the codes. The method almost used exclusively today is the finite element method and the behaviour of the structure is assumed to be linear elastic at this stage.


Compressive Strength Shell Element Linear Analysis Middle Plane Transverse Reinforcement 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Emeritus of Structural MechanicsDelft University of TechnologyEdeThe Netherlands

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