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author = {Setiawan, A and Vollum, R and Macorini, L},
pages = {613--620},
title = {Simulating non-axis-symmetrical punching failure of RC slabs using a lumped element approach},
year = {2019}

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AB - © Federation Internationale du Beton (fib) - International Federation for Structural Concrete, 2019. Design methods for punching shear typically compare the nominal shear stress calculated on a basic control perimeter around the column with the design shear resistance. The shear stress around the control perimeter is typically non-uniform due to asymmetries in structural arrangement, loading and reinforcement layout. This non-uniformity needs to be accounted for in design. This work proposes a novel numerical technique for modelling punching shear failure at slab-column connections in which lumped 3-D joint elements are combined with RC layered-shell elements. Shell elements are used to simulate the flexural behaviour of the slab while joint elements, positioned around a control perimeter at half of the effective depth from the column face, are used to model out-of-plane shear failure. Failure of each individual joint is controlled by the Critical Shear Crack Theory (CSCT) failure criterion. The capability of the proposed approach to capture punching is verified using experimental data from isolated punching specimens that are non-axis symmetric due to loading, flexural reinforcement arrangement and/or elongated column. Comparisons are also made with the predictions of the CSCT and nonlinear finite element (FE) analysis with solid elements. Based on numerical results from nonlinear simulations using the proposed joint model, a simple modification is proposed to the original CSCT formulation for calculating punching resistance at elongated columns.
AU - Setiawan,A
AU - Vollum,R
AU - Macorini,L
EP - 620
PY - 2019///
SP - 613
TI - Simulating non-axis-symmetrical punching failure of RC slabs using a lumped element approach
ER -