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Markov chain modeling of evolution of strains in reinforced concrete flexural beams

Anoop, MB and Rao, Balaji K and Lakshmanan, N and Raghuprasad, BK (2012) Markov chain modeling of evolution of strains in reinforced concrete flexural beams. In: MATERIALES DE CONSTRUCCION, 62 (307). pp. 443-453.

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Abstract

From the analysis of experimentally observed variations in surface strains with loading in reinforced concrete beams, it is noted that there is a need to consider the evolution of strains (with loading) as a stochastic process. Use of Markov Chains for modeling stochastic evolution of strains with loading in reinforced concrete flexural beams is studied in this paper. A simple, yet practically useful, bi-level homogeneous Gaussian Markov Chain (BLHGMC) model is proposed for determining the state of strain in reinforced concrete beams. The BLHGMC model will be useful for predicting behavior/response of reinforced concrete beams leading to more rational design.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the Authors
Keywords: Markov chain; reinforced concrete; stochastic modeling; strain
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 11:17
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 11:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/45332

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