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Computers and Concrete
  Volume 16, Number 2, August 2015 , pages 311-327

Implementation of bond-slip effects on behaviour of slabs in structures
S.S. Mousavi and M. Dehestani

    Employing discrete elements for considering bond-slip effects in reinforced concrete structures is very time consuming. In this study, a new modified embedded element method is used to consider the bond-slip phenomenon in structural behavior of reinforced concrete structures. A comprehensive parametric study of RC slabs is performed to determine influence of different variables on structural behavior. The parametric study includes a set of simple models accompanied with complex models such as multi-storey buildings. The procedure includes the decrease in the effective stiffness of steel bar in the layered model. Validation of the proposed model with existing experimental results demonstrates that the model is capable of considering the bond-slip effects in embedded elements. Results demonstrate the significant effect of bond-slip on total behavior of structural members. Concrete characteristic strengths, steel yield stress, bar diameter, concrete coverage and reinforcement ratios are the parameters considered in the parametric study. Results revealed that the overall behavior of slab is significantly affected by bar diameter compared with other parameters. Variation of steel yield stress has insignificant impact in static response of RC slabs; however, its effect in cyclic behavior is important.
Key Words
    modified embedded element; RC slab; parametric study; static loading; cyclic loading
S.S. Mousavi and M. Dehestani : Faculty of Civil Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran

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