Steel fiber reinforced concrete pipes. Part 2: Numerical model to simulate the crushing test
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This paper is part of an extensive work about the technological development, experimental analysis and numerical modeling of steel fibre reinforced concrete pipes. The first part (“Steel fibre reinforced concrete pipes. Part 1: technological analysis of the mechanical behavior”) dealt with the technological development of the experimental campaign, the test procedure and the discussion of the structural behavior obtained for each of the dosages of fibre used. This second part deals with the aspects of numerical modeling. In this respect, a numerical model called MAP, which simulates the behavior of fibre reinforced concrete pipes with medium-low range diameters, is introduced. The bases of the numerical model are also mentioned. Subsequently, the experimental results are contrasted with those produced by the numerical model, obtaining excellent correlations. It was possible to conclude that the numerical model is a useful tool for the design of this type of pipes, which represents an important step forward to establish the structural fibres as reinforcement for concrete pipes. Finally, the design for the optimal amount of fibres for a pipe with a diameter of 400 mm is presented as an illustrating example with strategic interest.
Citacióde la Fuente, A. [et al.]. Steel fiber reinforced concrete pipes. Part 2: Numerical model to simulate the crushing test. "IBRACON structures and materials journal", Gener 2012, vol. 5, núm. 1, p. 12-25.