This study presents a nonlinear analysis using the finite element method to predict
the ultimate load and mode of failure for reinforced concrete deep beams with web
openings. Materials nonlinearities due to cracking, plastic flow or crushing of
concrete and yield conditions of the reinforcing steel are considered. The capabilities
of the proposed model have been examined and demonstrated by analyzing five
reinforced concrete deep beams with web openings.
Keywords: nonlinear, elasto-perfect plastic, finite element, reinforced concrete, deep
beams, web openings