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Finite Element Modelling of Concentrated Anchorage Load in Early Age Concrete

M Sofi, L Maia, E Lumantarna, A Zhong, P Mendis

Proceedings of the 3rd RILEM Spring Convention and Conference (RSCC2020) Volume 1: Strategies for a Resilient Built Environment | Springer | Published : 2021


Analyses of end-block and beam-end specimens have been undertaken based on the finite element models. The purpose of the analyses is to investigate the effects of concrete early age properties on the response behaviour of the anchorage zone. Time dependent strains and stresses in the anchorage zone are evaluated. The mechanical concentrated load represents the anchorage in post-tensioning of slab or beam during construction where the load is transferred typically at 1 and 4-days ages. The analyses incorporate thermal, creep and shrinkage effects. The double power law (DPL) is adopted to represent the creep effects. The ACI 209 and the CEB-FIP shrinkage models in FE TNO DIANA were also adopte..

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