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The present study aims at developing a non-destructive evaluation technique based on elastic wave scattering and the finite element method for the detection and evaluation of localized damage in rebar of reinforced concrete beams. Simulation of corrosion effect was taken for a tensile bar by creating a defect in this bar while the rest of the rebar and stirrups were kept unchanged. The study is based on comparison of propagation pattern of elastic waves in the presence and in the absence of defect. The proposed method was found capable to provide non-destructive evaluation of rebar corrosion in reinforced concrete beams, thus enabling diagnosis of reinforcement concretes structures attacked by corrosion. The obtained results can be further used to locate corroded areas.

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Dynamic buckling of stiffened panels under axial compression loading having the form of finite duration pulse was analyzed by finite element modeling. Welding induced defects modifying the skin plate curvature were incorporated. Material degradation in the heat-affected zone was also taken into account. The Budiansky and Roth criterion was employed to predict the collapse load. Various pulse shapes were investigated. The obtained results have shown that the pulse period and profile have severe effects on the buckling strength. For the considered boundary conditions and load pulses up to 56% reduction of the strength was observed in comparison with static buckling.

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In this research, buckling behavior of rectangular plates of symmetric and antisymmetric laminated composite having centered circular hole under in-plane static loadings is analyzed with the aid of first shear deformation theory and the finite element method is used to find critical loads. The presence of hole may cause redistribution of stresses in plates with reduction of stability. The aim of the current paper is to find critical buckling load. The loads depend on many parameters like geometric aspect ratios (a/b) and (d/b), plate thickness (t), diameter of the circular hole (d), orientation of ply and boundary conditions. Numerical simulations for various boundary conditions obtained are shown in tables and graphical forms and compared with each other.

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In the context of verification of civil engineering structures stability and determination of sliding surface and safety factor, a careful analysis of several parameters was carried out to guarantee their safety against failure. To quantitatively forecast failure scope, the embankment dam located on Oued Rhiss in the province of Hocemia is chosen as the model of this study. A static stability analysis is performed by using the Slope/W software. A parametric study performed to evaluate the influence of dam's height, the height of water in the reservoir and the length of drains on the safety coefficient and pore pressures. Reliability analysis elaborated by using the Comrel application, and it allows to statistically quantifying the probability of failure by employing the Monte Carlo distribution. Results show that the dam structure has some weak zones and not strong enough as the safety factor is less than one, it is related to structure's parameters and the drainage system.

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