TU Dresden RWTH Leibniz Institut

Seed fund project C03

Bond behaviour of resolved shell structures

In reinforced concrete structures, the correct determination of the bond between concrete and reinforcement is a challenging task, as various mechanisms act simultaneously. However, the exact description of the geometry of the reinforcement is not possible when using Lagrange approach functions and can additionally influence the modeling of this interaction. The isogeometric analysis enables the exact representation of complex geometries and can thus improve the description of the composite behavior. Both the concrete matrix and the reinforcement are represented by means of their boundary surfaces in conjunction with NURBS and B-splines (SBIGA), which corresponds to the modeling technique in CAD tools. This makes it easy to use the design model in the analysis process. The interaction mechanisms between the reinforcement and the concrete are modeled using a thickness-free interface in combination with a thermodynamically consistent cohesive zone model that captures the decohesion, compression and sliding effects. It includes a coupled damage-plasticity dissipation for the normal and tangential directions.

The model was verified using test results. Furthermore, a comparison with the standard finite element method was performed to investigate the advantages of using isogeometric analysis for the accurate representation of the reinforcement.

Scientists

Research Associate
Simon Klarmann
Dr.-Ing.
RWTH Aachen University, Chair of Structural Analysis and Dynamics
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Str. 1
52074 Aachen
Research Associate
Georgia Kikis
Dr.-Ing.
RWTH Aachen University, Chair of Structural Analysis and Dynamics
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Str. 1
52074 Aachen

Veröffentlichungen | Publications

Klarmann, S.; Kikis, G.; Klinkel, S.; Chudoba, R. (2023) Isogeometric cohesive zone modeling of interfaces in reinforced concrete structures in: Proc. Appl. Math. Mech. – DOI: 10.1002/pamm.202300160