@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10000543,
	  title     = {Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling of Unbonded Steel Reinforced Concrete Beams},
	  author    = {Fares Jnaid and  Riyad Aboutaha},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {In this paper, a nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
(FEA) was carried out using ANSYS software to build a model able
of predicting the behavior of Reinforced Concrete (RC) beams with
unbonded reinforcement. The FEA model was compared to existing
experimental data by other researchers. The existing experimental
data consisted of 16 beams that varied from structurally sound beams
to beams with unbonded reinforcement with different unbonded
lengths and reinforcement ratios. The model was able to predict the
ultimate flexural strength, load-deflection curve, and crack pattern of
concrete beams with unbonded reinforcement. It was concluded that
when the when the unbonded length is less than 45% of the span,
there will be no decrease in the ultimate flexural strength due to the
loss of bond between the steel reinforcement and the surrounding
concrete regardless of the reinforcement ratio. Moreover, when the
reinforcement ratio is relatively low, there will be no decrease in
ultimate flexural strength regardless of the length of unbond.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering},
	  volume    = {9},
	  number    = {3},
	  year      = {2015},
	  pages     = {222 - 228},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10000543},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/99},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 99, 2015},