Several nonlinear simulations of concrete and reinforced concrete slabs are performed using a layered model. Two Drucker-Prager criteria are employed to form a concrete plasticity model that is used for simulating the plastic yielding of layers. Moreover, an interaction with elastic Winkler-Pasternak subsoil model is considered for the case of a reinforced concrete foundation slab that is subjected to a concentrated loading force. All computations are done by the SIFEL solver using finite element method.
This paper deals with the numerical analysis of a vector hysteresis measurement system, which is under construction in the laboratory. The aim is to build up a single sheet tester with round shaped specimen. The goal of simulations is to find out the main features of the measurement system. The 3D finite element method (FEM) with tetrahedral mesh developed in the laboratory has been applied for investigations of the nonlinear eddy current field problem. The characteristic of the magnetic material has been taken into account by the isotropic vector Preisach model. The nonlinearity has been handled by the polarization method and the nonlinear system of equations has been solved by the fixed-point technique. The first results are presented in this work.
, the inertia and independent Degree of Freedom (DoF) of the suspending chains are also considered. FiniteElementMethod (FEM) is well applicable for the formulation of nonlinear and linear static and dynamic problems [ 8 ], [ 9 ]. The suspending chain