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Title: A two-stage modelling approach for the analysis of the stress distribution in anchorage zones of pre-tensioned, concrete elements
Authors: Steensels, Rik
Vandewalle, Lucie
Vandoren, Bram
Degée, Hervé
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 143, p. 384-397
Abstract: An innovative strategy for the analysis and design of the anchorage zones of pre-tensioned, concrete girders is presented. In this approach, the bond behaviour of the prestress strands is first characterised in a small-sized beam model. A new relation between the slip and radial strain of the prestress strand is introduced and used together with the radial stress-strain relation resulting from a thick-walled cylinder model to establish the bond-slip behaviour at the steel-concrete interface. This bond behaviour is implemented in a numerical model and validated via a comparison of the computed transfer length with the results of two experimental campaigns. Next, the bondslip relation of the small-scale model is applied in full-scale models of pretensioned, concrete girders to derive the stress distribution in the anchorage zones. The non-linear material behaviour of concrete is taken into account and a comparison of the numerical results with full-scale experimental data is made. An acceptable agreement is achieved between the experimental results and the numerical calculations regarding the bond behaviour and transfer lengths as well as the crack patterns and the stress values in the reinforcement bars. This efficient modelling approach allows for a full analysis of the anchorage zone based solely on the geometrical and material properties known at the design stage.
Notes: Steensels, R (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, Fac Engn Technol, Agoralaan Gebouw H, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. rik.steensels@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23670
DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.04.011
ISI #: 000401880300029
ISSN: 0141-0296
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2018
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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