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SFEM Analysis of Beams with Scaled Lengths including Spatially Varying and Cross-Correlated Concrete Properties

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This paper presents the results obtained for plain concrete beams under four-point bending with spatially varying material properties. Beams of increasing length but constant depth were analyzed using the stochastic finite element method. Spatial fluctuation of a uniaxial tensile strength, fracture energy and elastic modulus was defined within cross-correlated random fields. The symmetrical Gauss probability distribution function was applied for the material properties. The shape of the probability distribution function was modified by changing the coefficient of variation in order to find its right value. The correctness of the numerical solution was verified against the experimental results of Koide et al. (1998, 2000). The stochastic FEM analysis was performed with an autocorrelation length of 40 mm and material coefficients of variation of 0.12, 0.14, 0.16, 0.20 and 0.24. The comparison between numerical outcomes and experimental results demonstrated that the coefficient of variation of 0.24 gave the best agreement when referring to the experimental mean values. On the other hand, the variation of results was better captured with the coefficient of variation of 0.16. The findings indicate that the Gauss probability distribution function with cov = 0.24 correctly reproduced the statistical size effect, but its tails needed modification in order to project experimental result variation.

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artykuły w czasopismach
Published in:
Materials no. 15,
ISSN: 1996-1944
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English
Publication year:
2022
Bibliographic description:
Korol E.: SFEM Analysis of Beams with Scaled Lengths including Spatially Varying and Cross-Correlated Concrete Properties// Materials -Vol. 15,iss. 15 (2021),
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Digital Object Identifier (open in new tab) 10.3390/ma15010095
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Gdańsk University of Technology

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