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Earthquakes and Structures
  Volume 4, Number 5, May 2013 , pages 451-470
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/eas.2013.4.5.451
 


Nonlinear static and dynamic analyses of reinforced concrete buildings – comparison of different modelling approaches
GONCALO CARVALHO, RITA BENTO and CARLOS BHATT

 
Abstract
    It generally accepted that most building structures shall exhibit a nonlinear response when subjected to medium-high intensity earthquakes. It is currently known, however, that this phenomenon is not properly modelled in the majority of cases, especially at the design stage, where only simple linear methods have effectively been used. Recently, as a result of the exponential progress of computational tools, nonlinear modelling and analysis have gradually been brought to a more promising level. A wide range of modelling alternatives developed over the years is hence at the designer
 
Key Words
    material nonlinearity; reinforced concrete sections; lumped plasticity models; distributed plasticity models; nonlinear seismic analysis
 
Address
GONCALO CARVALHO, RITA BENTO and CARLOS BHATT: Department of Civil Engineering, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Av. Rovisco Pais 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
 

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