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Numerical modelling and simulation of ferro casting ductile shear keys for precast concrete girders


Purnomo, H and Orientilize, M and Nursani, R and Hardjanto, FA, Numerical modelling and simulation of ferro casting ductile shear keys for precast concrete girders, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation, 08-10 January 2018, Sydney, Australia, pp. 253-257. ISBN 9781450363396 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/3177457.3177479


This paper discusses the numerical modelling and simulation of Ferro casting ductile (FCD) metal shear key, or connector, without epoxy used for joining segmental precast concrete girders. In contrast to other types of cast iron, FCD metals exhibit higher level of ductility. In an effort to identify an optimum shape of an FCD metal shear key the numerical study in this paper investigates the response of four different geometries of full scale FCD metal shear key to shearing force from the concrete members and prestressing force acting in the centreline of the connector. Nonlinear finite element analysis of the shear key and the adjoining concrete members are conducted using ANSYS academic package. The appropriate constitutive relations for the FCD metal and concrete materials are obtained from test results and published values in the literature. The study considers two different magnitudes of prestressing force and two different concrete compressive strengths. Numerical results indicate that introducing a taper onto the forward ring plate of the male part of the shear key results in a significant increase in its load-bearing capacity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:concrete girders, shear keys, ferro casting ductile, geometry, shear stress-vertical displacement relation
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil engineering
Research Field:Structural engineering
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction design
Objective Field:Civil construction design
UTAS Author:Hardjanto, FA (Dr Fauzi Hardjanto)
ID Code:123791
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2018-01-29
Last Modified:2019-03-25

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