Behavior of reinforced concrete plates under impact loading: different support conditions and sizes

HÜSEM M., Cosgun S. I.

COMPUTERS AND CONCRETE, vol.18, no.3, pp.389-404, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.12989/cac.2016.18.3.389
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.389-404
  • Keywords: impact load, RC plates, CDP, CMP, energy absorption capacity, support conditions, PLASTIC-DAMAGE MODEL, SLABS
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, effects of impact loads on reinforced concrete (RC) plates are examined analytically. During examination of RC plates, they were exposed to impact loading with two different support conditions in three different sizes. RC plates in different support conditions were analyzed with Concrete Damage Plasticity Model (CDP) and reinforcing steel was modeled with Classical Metal Plasticity Model (CMP) by ABAQUS finite element software. After the analysis it is found that impact loads, displacements, energy absorption capacities and damage patterns are changed due to support conditions and plate sizes. Results that are obtained from RC plate experiments in literature under impact loads are found to be similar with the results of numerical analysis with CDP material models.