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Coupled Systems Mechanics   Volume 6, Number 4, December 2017, pages 523-537
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/csm.2017.6.4.523
 
Nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete frame under lateral load
Amir Salihovic and Naida Ademovic

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    This study aims to investigate the capacity of different models to reproduce the nonlinear behavior of reinforced concrete framed structures. To accomplish this goal, a combined experimental and analytical research program was carried out on a large scaled reinforced concrete frame. Analyses were performed by SAP2000 and compared to experimental and VecTor2 results. Models made in SAP2000 differ in the simulation of the plasticity and the type of the frame elements used to discretize the frame structure. The results obtained allow a better understanding of the characteristics of all numerical models, helping the users to choose the best approach to perform nonlinear analysis.
 
Key Words
    nonlinear analysis; pushover analysis; frame structure; experimental testing; numerical model; SAP2000; hinges properties
 
Address
Amir Salihovic and Naida Ademovic: Faculty of Civil Engineering at University of Sarajevo, Patriotske lige 30, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
 

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