Title: Experimental and numerical modelling of interfacial behaviour between galvanised steel and aerated concrete
Authors: Xiao-Ting Chu, Thomas Neitzert
Addresses: School of Engineering, AUT University, Auckland 1020, New Zealand. ' School of Engineering, AUT University, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present a novel numerical model by using experimentally and analytically obtained local interfacial description of the mechanical behaviour between aerated concrete and galvanised steel for Finite Element Analysis (FEA). A local bond-slip model was determined which involves a pure shear pull-out test and the determination of parameters of a local bond-slip model by using analytical solutions. These were then applied to a finite element simulation by using ABAQUS user-defined subroutine. Comparisons between the analytical solution and the developed novel method, which applies experimental bond-slip behaviours to finite element simulations, are presented.
Keywords: bond-slip behaviour; finite element method; FEM; FEA; aerated concrete; interfaces; numerical modelling; interfacial behaviour; galvanised steel; mathematical modelling; simulation.
International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 2007 Vol.2 No.3, pp.208 - 218
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