General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Deformation of a concrete pavement under temperature stess

    • dschaeni

      Hello everyone,

      I am new to FE analysis and creating my first models.

      I tried to model a concrete pavement and see how it deforms under temperature. With a higher temperature on top and a lower on the bottom, the concrete should develop warping stresses and bend upwards. Unfortunatly my concrete slab bends downwards. Any ideas why that is?

      As engineering data i used standart concrete.

      Do I have to use any special APDL commands to simulate concrete with Ansys Workbench or is it possible without?

    • peteroznewman
      nPlease explain how you created a temperature gradient in the model.nPlease show how the model is meshed.nPlease show how the model is supported.n
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