Poornachandra Pandit and Katta Venkataramana
Keywords: Reinforced concrete, Finite element analysis, Corrosion
:- In the present study corroded beams were tested in laboratory to evaluate their flexural behaviour. Also in order to establish a numerical analysis method to appropriately evaluate the behaviour of RC beams, Finite Element (FE) analysis was carried out. From the experiments load verses deflection relationships were plotted. Comparative studies were done for different levels of corrosion. The studies show that the prediction by FE model overestimates the failure load by an average 11% where as it underestimates the deflection by an average of 8% compared to experimental values. From the studies it is concluded that FE analysis can applied fairly to measure load, deflection and to predict crack pattern of real structures.
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