Pre-Test Nonlinear FE Modeling and Simulation of a Full-Scale Five-Story Reinforced Concrete Building

Hamed Ebrahimian, Rodrigo Astroza, Joel P. Conte, Jose I. Restrepo, Tara C. Hutchinson

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Abstract

A full-scale reinforced concrete (R/C) building specimen, furnished with a variety of nonstructural components and systems, was built and tested on the UCSD-NEES outdoor shake table. The building specimen was subjected to a sequence of dynamic tests including scaled and unscaled historical earthquake ground motions. In order to simulate and predict the nonlinear dynamic response of the building specimen, a detailed three-dimensional nonlinear FE model of the structure was developed using the FE analysis software DIANA. By comparing the pre-test simulated results with the experimental results, the effects of the nonstructural components on the dynamic response of the building can be inferred. This paper describes the building test specimen and the nonlinear FE modeling and response simulation. Key numerical results are compared with their experimental counterparts and potential sources of discrepancies are discussed.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages503-511
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Sep 2013
EventConference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series -
Duration: 1 Jan 2020 → …

Conference

ConferenceConference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
Period1/01/20 → …

Keywords

  • Nonlinear finite element modeling
  • Nonstructural components
  • Reinforced concrete building structure
  • Response simulation
  • Shake table test

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