If you use ANSYS, you can consider the concrete specimen as an orthotropic
material with the element type: Solid 92, 10 node-Tetrahedral and calculate the
modulas of elasticity (Ex, Ey, Ez) by using the following equation:
E=v*Esteel + (1-v)*Econcrete
Hope this will help.
"Edward Arrington" <Earringt(--nospam--at)ENG.CI.LA.CA.US> on 01/03/2001 08:50:52 AM
Please respond to seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
cc: (bcc: Clara P. Lau/EQE)
Subject: Re: Finite Element Modeling
There is a program that does what you are asking for - i think. Its called
FEM-II. I believe you can get it through SEAOSC. Its a 2D, DOS based program.
It was initially prepared by Ewing, El-Mustapha, and Kariotis. Ewing has since
revised the input/output format.
>>> m.stuart(--nospam--at)atlanticengineering.com 01/03/01 04:52AM >>>
Has anyone ever integrated internal reinforcing into a FE model for
concrete. I don't believe I have ever seen this done before.
Any input from the experts would be appreciated.
Matthew Stuart, PE, SE, PEng