Keywords: RC skew slabs, FEA, finite element analysis, layered Mindlin plates, parametric study, experimental investigation, cracking loads, failure loads, reinforced concrete slabs, nonlinear analysis, modelling
Finite element parametric study of reinforced concrete skew slabs
The numerical formulation and a finite element computer program were developed for the non–linear analysis of reinforced concrete skew slabs. It is important to ensure that the proposed model should perform well in a variety of situations. Before comparing the overall performance of the numerical model with the experimental results, a parametric study was undertaken to observe the influence of some numerical parameters on the solution. The experimental results of two test slabs have been selected to study the effects of the parameters on the solution in order to test the sensitivity of the model.