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Evaluation and Verification of Finite Element Analytical Models in Reinforced Concrete Members

  • Hosein NaderpourEmail author
  • Masoomeh Mirrashid
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Abstract

In studies on structural members and their analysis, the verification has a special placement. To ensure the accuracy of the results of any analysis, confirming the correctness of the modeling is necessary. In the nonlinear analysis, this problem has more difficulties and the researcher spends a lot of time considering different modeling elements and determining their needed parameters for different behavior curves to identify the appropriate model for the research. After this process, the model also needs to verify whether the considered model is suitable or not. This paper presents unified approaches with acceptable accuracy for modeling the reinforced concrete members including beams, columns, joints and moment frames to provide them for nonlinear analysis. The details of the elements, the method of determining the properties of the required springs and also the necessary equations are described, and the models are verified in each section based on valid laboratory tests. The presented structure of the elements in this paper can be directly used in any research related to the analysis of reinforced concrete members.

Keywords

Verification Finite element analysis Reinforced concrete members Nonlinear analysis SeismoStruct software 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Civil EngineeringSemnan UniversitySemnanIran

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