Prakash, Desayi and Balaji, Rao K (1989) Markov Chain Model for Cracking Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams. In: Journal of Structural Engineering, 115 (9). pp. 2129-2144.
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In this paper, nonhomogeneous Markov chains are proposed for modeling the cracking behavior of reinforced concrete beams subjected to monotonically increasing loads. The model facilitates prediction of the maximum crackwidth at a given load given the crackwidth at a lower load level, and thus leads to a better understanding of the cracking phenomenon. To illustrate the methodology developed, the results of three reinforced concrete beams tested in the laboratory are analyzed and presented.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||09 Aug 2010 06:45|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 06:13|
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