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  Volume 4, Number 3, July 2019 , pages 211-221

Numerical modeling of an orthotropic RC slab band system using the Barcelona model
Pawel G. Kossakowski and Izabela Uzarska

    Numerical modeling of reinforced concrete structures is a difficult engineering problem, primarily because of the material inhomogeneity. The behaviour of a concrete element with reinforcement can be analyzed using, for example, the Barcelona model, which according to the literature, is one of the most suitable models for this purpose. This article compares the experimental data obtained for an orthotropic concrete slab band system with those predicted numerically using Concrete Damage Plasticity model. Abaqus package was used to perform the calculations.
Key Words
    reinforced concrete; slabs; numerical modeling; Barcelona model
Department of Strength of Materials and Concrete and Bridge Structures, Kielce University of Technology,
Al. Tysiąclecia Państwa Polskiego 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland

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