3rd Blind Simulation Competition results
This document presents the results of the 3rd Blind Simulation Competition carried out within the scope of the fib WP 2.4.1 Modelling of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Structures. The object of the benchmark is to predict some important behaviour aspects of a slab reinforced with conventional flexural reinforcement and fibres subjected to punching loading configuration.
This benchmark and the rules of the competition were announced in February 2023. Information about the properties of the materials at the age of 22 days was communicated on 10April 2023. A total of 25 teams submitted 29 proposals, from which 25 proposals were considered in the final classification of the competition, corresponding to those submitted in proper time and format. Experiments were conducted on the 18th and 27th of July, 2023, on two slab prototypes for the appraisal of the predictive performance of the simulation proposals. The last test was transmitted in real time via YouTube. The videos of the tests can be found in the following links: https://youtu.be/Ru0szbEXWCo and https://youtube.com/live/d6kIRS6_tPQ. The experimental results and those of the simulations were then analysed. The final classification was communicated to the participants on 29September 2023.