SS 4-4: Numerical Modelling of Long-term Behaviour of Concrete Structures using B3 Model

Lukáš Vráblík, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Vladimir Kristek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Lukáš Vráblík    Vladimir Kristek    


Concrete structures are very sensitive to long-term structural performance. This phenomenon has paramount importance for serviceability, durability and long-time reliability of such structures. This is why a reliable prediction of behaviour of structures during their construction as well as during their service life is extremely important. One of the most important factors which provide perfect function of concrete structures (serviceability, loading capacity, durability) is real and correct prediction of creep and shrinkage – i.e. development of long-term deformations. So for its prediction have to be used apposite and calibrated mathematical models - due to this fact Model B3 is very good and efficient for use.

The intention of this Special Session will be theoretical papers and papers describing practical usage of the model B3 for concrete creep and shrinkage prediction.


Influence of repeated variable load on long-term behavior of concrete elements
T. Arangelovski, G. Markovski, P. Mark

Modeling of concrete creep based on microprestress-solidification theory
P. Havlásek, M. Jirásek

Updating B3 model for long-term basic creep
V. Šmilauer, M. Lepš, M. Gregorová

Application of B3 prediction model to analyse prestress loss in prestressed concrete members
L. Vráblík, V. Krístek, B. Teplý

Model B3.1 for multi-decade concrete creep and shrinkage: Calibration by combined laboratory and bridge data
R. Wendner, Z. Bazant, M. Hubler