Simulation strategies to predict seismic response of RC structures

T. S. Han, S. L. Billington, A. R. Ingraffea

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Seismic analyses of reinforced concrete structures are performed using the finite element method. A shake table test of a lightly reinforced concrete three story frame building and a shake table test of a seismically designed shear wall are simulated. The effects of modeling boundary conditions and of considering the initial micro-cracking of concrete on natural frequency change are investigated. These parameters are used to calibrate finite element models to experimental models. The simulations predict the overall seismic behavior of reinforced concrete structures. However, the analyses of both structures showed that accuracy of material degradation is lacking and the computational efficiency of such models needs improvement for large-scale seismic analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFinite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures
PublisherAmerican Concrete Institute
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780870310645
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1

Publication series

NameAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0193-2527

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2002 American Concrete Institute. All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


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