The study treats the plane modeling of the reinforced
concrete beams, by using the discrete Kirchhoff triangular finite elements
available in Castem 2000. The simulation takes into account the nonlinear
behavior of the concrete material such as elasto-plastic of Druker-Prager
and Mazars damage models. The obtained results of the beam in 3 points
flexural case are in good agreement with the references values. The comparisons
illustrate the specifications, the advantage and also the richness of
each validated model.
D. Zaoui, Z. Dahou, A.M. Hamouine, D. Douli and M. Djermane, 2008. Discrete Kirchhoff Elements for the Reinforced Concrete Beams Modeling Comparison Between the Elasto-Plastic and Damage Behavior Models. Asian Journal of Scientific Research, 1: 598-605.