Numerical Modeling of Reinforced Concrete T-Beams

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ATENA Engineering 3D software was used to build various numerical models of a RC specimen that was tested in the Laboratory of Heavy Structures of NOVA School of Science and Technology. Specimen CB0 was the reference one of a broader experimental campaign. The sensitivity analysis was carried out after the experimental campaign, aiming to understand better the influence of different factors, such as the FE type and size, and the fracture energy. The obtained results were compared with the experimental results of beam CB0. The behaviour of the numerical model built with 40 mm quadrilateral FE was found to be the most appropriate one.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTesting and Experimentation in Civil Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Current to Smart Technologies
EditorsCarlos Chastre, José Neves, Diogo Ribeiro, Fernando F. S. Pinho, Hugo Biscaia, Maria Graça Neves, Paulina Faria, Rui Micaelo
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-29191-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-29190-6
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameRILEM Bookseries
ISSN (Print)2211-0844
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0852


  • Numerical modelling
  • RC beams
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Triangular/quadrilateral finite elements


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