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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 43
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper VII.1

Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Plate Structures by Finite Strip Method

D.D. Milasinovic, R.J. Folic and D.I. Kovacevic

Faculty of Technical Science, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

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D.D. Milasinovic, R.J. Folic, D.I. Kovacevic, "Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Plate Structures by Finite Strip Method", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Advances in Computational Techniques for Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 121-131, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.43.7.1
This paper describes how the Finite Strip Method may be used for studies of linear viscoelastic behaviour, buckling, as well as non-linear behaviour of various types of reinforced concrete plate structures. Using the Green-Lagrange's strain tensor, the equations of balance for geometrically non-linear elastic and viscoelastic problems were derived. General expressions for stiffness matrices, loading vectors and residual forces were formulated, and possible solutions for a number of complex problems (large deflections, buckling, creep, creep in the conditions of big displacement etc.) were opened. Complex mathematical expressions were programmed within the frame of the standard Newton-Raphson's iterative procedure. In all cases only small number of harmonics were used in the calculations, with the error in the iterative procedure of 1/1000. It is important to emphasize the stability of this procedure with a relatively small number of iterations required to obtain the desired accuracy.

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