In practice, precast concrete structures are designed using either analytical methods or linear finite element tools, and the in-situ cast joints between the precast panels are assessed using conservative empirical design formulas. This often leads to a suboptimal design, and local mechanisms inside the joint are not taken into account. This paper presents an equilibrium element representing in-situ cast joints and an advanced submodel yield criterion is developed. The element and submodel are verified by compar- ison to a detailed numerical model as well as experimental results. The computational time and problem size of the joint element and detailed model will be discussed.
CitationHerfelt, Morten A. [et al.]. Lower bound element and submodel for modelling of joints between precast concrete panels. A: COMPLAS XIII. "COMPLAS XIII : proceedings of the XIII International Conference on Computational Plasticity : fundamentals and applications". CIMNE ed. Barcelona: CIMNE, 2015, p. 874-885.
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