# Flavio Stochino's blog

## A refined assumed strain finite element model for statics and dynamics of laminated plates

This work discusses some alternate models of a mixed assumed strain finite element which has been developed for laminated plates. After a brief theoretical review about this kind of plates and their possible finite element formulation, specifically devised for predicting the mechanical behavior of such structures, we discuss four possible assumptions for strains generating four kinds of mixed assumed strain finite elements.

## Eigenerosion for static and dynamic brittle fracture

In contrast to many numerical methods, the eigenerosion approach yields a convenient description of fracture handled in the postprocessing part of a Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Its fully energetic formulation avoids the introduction of extra degrees of freedom to model fracture propagation. Following previous works on eigenerosion, in this publication, a modified formulation of eigenfracture it is introduced, where it is distinguished between compression and tension loaded state.

## RC beams under blast load: Reliability and sensitivity analysis

The effects of blast loading on structures can be very dangerous: damages and failures are expected with serious threats to structural safety and human life. Materials stresses and strains are often pushed to the limit and the modelling of these phenomena can be very complex. In order to design blast-resistant structures it is very important to determine what are the key parameters of this problem.

## Theoretical models to predict the flexural failure of reinforced concrete beams under blast loads

The paper by Carta G. and Stochino F. presents two alternative approaches for the study of reinforced concrete beams under blast loads. In the first approach, the beam is modeled by means of Euler–Bernoulli’s theory and its elastic–plastic behavior is expressed through a new nonlinear relationship between bending moment and curvature. In the second approach, instead, the beam is idealized as a single degree of freedom system.

## Experimental Results: RC beams under blast load

Good morning,

I'm looking for some field results concerning blast load on RC beams. In particular I'm interested in the time history of pressure and deflection. Does anybody know any publication dealing with this topic?