This work was funded by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). M.F. acknowledges the financial support of the NSERC and the Government of Ontario. The authors gratefully acknowledge valuable discussions with Profs. J. D. Embury (McMaster) and Y. Brechet (INPG).
Analytical Model of the Unbending Behavior of Corrugated Reinforcements†
Article first published online: 27 JAN 2014
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Advanced Engineering Materials
Volume 16, Issue 7, pages 872–877, July 2014
How to Cite
Fraser, M., Zurob, H., Wu, P. and Bouaziz, O. (2014), Analytical Model of the Unbending Behavior of Corrugated Reinforcements. Adv. Eng. Mater., 16: 872–877. doi: 10.1002/adem.201300525
- Issue published online: 17 JUL 2014
- Article first published online: 27 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Received: 11 NOV 2013
- Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
- NSERC and the Government of Ontario
In this contribution, the tensile behavior of an isolated corrugated sheet is analyzed. A simple analytical model is developed to describe the unbending of the corrugation and the stretching of the sheet as a function of the initial geometric and material parameters. The model predictions are in good agreement with experimental observations for corrugated sheets of IF steel.