Reinforced concrete beam behaviour is studied during cracking by means of a finite element model. Dynamic and static experimental test results made in E.T.S. Ingenieros Industriales of Madrid have been used to develop this work. A detailed description of the model has been done as well as a sensibility analysis in order to define cracking parameters. Model and experimental test results have been compared. Finally, the evolution of a crack in concrete beam has been simulated using VCCT (Virtual Crack Closure Technique).
Ramos, I. S., Duque, O. A. S., De Merodio, M. H. G., & Pozhilova, N. (2016). Cracking study of a reinforced concrete beam. In Procedia Structural Integrity (Vol. 1, pp. 257–264). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prostr.2016.02.035