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Stress distribution around a transverse circular opening through the midspan of a double reinforced beam

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Date Issued:
2010
Summary:
This manuscript predicts the behavior of a doubly reinforced concrete beam with a circular opening at its midspan by closely analyzing traditional beam theory and design. It then confirms these predictions with finite element modeling software while providing design suggestions. The analysis is limited to the tensile and compressive stresses and cracking behavior. The objectives are to determine the stress distribution around a circular opening that agrees with conventional beam theory. The beam behavior is examined from zero load to failure load. ANSYS is utilized in lieu of real world testing, and the appendix includes the finite element results for a beam including design recommendations. The results lay the foundation for a possible new design procedure of concrete beams with single or multiple circular openings. This research offers useful information that was unavailable previously. More research can be conducted to help designers to design lighter, more efficient concrete beams.
Title: Stress distribution around a transverse circular opening through the midspan of a double reinforced beam.
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Name(s): Anesta, Heather R.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: xi, 91p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: This manuscript predicts the behavior of a doubly reinforced concrete beam with a circular opening at its midspan by closely analyzing traditional beam theory and design. It then confirms these predictions with finite element modeling software while providing design suggestions. The analysis is limited to the tensile and compressive stresses and cracking behavior. The objectives are to determine the stress distribution around a circular opening that agrees with conventional beam theory. The beam behavior is examined from zero load to failure load. ANSYS is utilized in lieu of real world testing, and the appendix includes the finite element results for a beam including design recommendations. The results lay the foundation for a possible new design procedure of concrete beams with single or multiple circular openings. This research offers useful information that was unavailable previously. More research can be conducted to help designers to design lighter, more efficient concrete beams.
Identifier: 697793515 (oclc), 2867327 (digitool), FADT2867327 (IID), fau:3549 (fedora)
Note(s): by Heather R. Anesta.
Thesis (M.S.C.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2010.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2010. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Reinforced concrete construction
Structural design
Strains and stresses
Fracture mechanics
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/2867327
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Host Institution: FAU