WIT Press


Optimum Design For Reinforced Concrete Pavement By Parallel Finite Element Code

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OP090221

Volume

106

Pages

11

Page Range

245 - 255

Published

2009

Size

573 kb

Author(s)

C. J. Martins, R. R. Silva, L. A. Martins, E. V. Andrade & F. R. G. Padula

Abstract

In this work, the structural behavior of reinforced hollow-core concrete slabs considered as industrial pavement will be displayed. The geometry of the plates was obtained by numerical modeling through computer algorithm based on the parallel Finite Element Method in, considering both the soil and concrete like elastoplastic materials. It will be shown that greater speed of execution and significant reduction in consumption of materials, and by this way, economy in the implementation of an industrial pavement through the design of a precast hollow-core concrete slab was obtained. Keywords: PCP, constructive systems, non-linear finite element method, concrete pavement, hollow-core slabs, precasting concrete.

Keywords

PCP, constructive systems, non-linear finite element method, concrete pavement, hollow-core slabs, precasting concrete.