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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 2/3
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPUTING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper XXII.5

Numerical Assessment of Existing Concrete Structures

G. Baker and A.D. Edwards

Department of Civil Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

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G. Baker, A.D. Edwards, "Numerical Assessment of Existing Concrete Structures", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 221-227, 1985. doi:10.4203/ccp.2.22.5
Abstract
The role of numerical analysis in the assessment of existing concrete structures is examined. Its relationship with non-destructive testing is described. Four domains, structure, model, decision and feedback, are identified in the decision process. A case study, that of a reinforced concrete crosshead for a major bridge, is discussed in detail. The reasons for choosing the model used are presented. Two load cases and two concrete strengths are used in the assessment. Load deflection curves, theoretical crack patterns and deflected shapes are given.

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