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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 39
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper IX.6

Nonlinear Analysis for the Design of RC Plates and Shells

U. Wittek and R. Meiswinkel

Department of Statics, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

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U. Wittek, R. Meiswinkel, "Nonlinear Analysis for the Design of RC Plates and Shells", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Advances in Finite Element Technology", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 387-394, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.39.9.6
Considering nonlinear material models the structural behaviour of RC plates and shells can be analysed in a realistic manner to check the ultimate limit states and the limit states of serviceability. Therefore you need realistic numerical models for reinforced concrete in the same way as design strategies based on nonlinear analysis. Such material models and nonlinear design strategies can be applicated for the practical use. So you get a design which fulfils the requirements of durability, safety and economic aspects advantageously.

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