Finite Response of Inelastic RC Structures

by Siegfried M. Holzer, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, Va.,
Joel C. Bradshaw, (A.M.ASCE), Civ. Engrg. Project Officer; Air Force Weapons Lab., Kirkland Air Force Base, N.M.,
Arnold E. Somers, Jr., (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, Va.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 1, Pg. 17-33


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: This paper is concerned with the prediction of response histories, monotonic and cyclic, of reinforced concrete structures via computer programs. The mathematical models employed are classified to identify their distinctive features. Demonstration problems consisting of a beam, a beam column, and a frame are presented to evaluate the computer code SINGER, which is based on a one-dimensional finite element expressed in the form of an energy function. The solution process centers on function minimization. Comparisons between computed and experimental results indicate, in general, good to excellent agreement. Some discrepancies are encountered, and likely causes are cited.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Beam columns | Structure reinforcement | Concrete structures | History | Computer software | Mathematics | Mathematical models

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