Thermal Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams Using Finite Element Modeling


This research investigates the analysis of reinforced concrete deep beams that is exposed to an elevated temperature using non-linear finite element modeling. Bending strength and behavior of reinforced concrete deep beams have been discussed. The thermal analysis uses the finite element method by ANSYS package (Release 11.0) program to model the temperature distribution of R.C. deep beam exposed to high temperatures. The results of the thermal analysis models have been compared to the experimental results in the literature. Good agreement has been observed between the results, where the max difference for bending strength was (18)%, and for deflection, the max difference was (13)%.