A unified nonlinear structural analysis framework based on a degrading hysteretic beam element model

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Abstract

In this work, a unified structural analysis framework is presented, which is able to efficiently characterize the nonlinear behavior of a variety of different structural elements under relevant loads, including seismic loading conditions. A concise and fully parametrized degrading hysteretic beam finite element (DHBE) stands at the core of the suggested formulation. The developed DHBE is able to describe several types of nonlinearities and hysteretic behaviors of both Euler and Timoshenko type elements, while preserving its overall formulation, by merely varying some parameter values. Indicatively, unsymmetrical yielding, non-uniform strength and stiffness degradation, and pinching phenomena of beam elements can be straightforwardly described in an integrated manner. More specifically, nonlinearities are defined at the element level in terms of hysteretic curvatures, axial and shear deformations, which are set to evolve according to Bouc-Wen type evolution equations. New evolution equations and nonlinear parametric functions have also been developed in this work to incorporate additional degradation phenomena in a consistent manner. Additionally, distributed plasticity is accounted for by appropriate hysteretic shape functions. One of the main advantages of this modeling framework is that the typically used time-dependent tangent stiffness matrix is not required in this case, but is instead replaced by one elastic and one hysteretic stiffness matrix, both invariant with time. The computational efficiency, versatility and robustness of the suggested model is illustrated through numerical examples and comparisons with experimental data from available tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018, NCEE 2018
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Science, Engineering, and Policy
PublisherEarthquake Engineering Research Institute
Pages6826-6836
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781510873254
StatePublished - 2018
Event11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, NCEE 2018 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2018Jun 29 2018

Publication series

Name11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018, NCEE 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy
Volume11

Conference

Conference11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, NCEE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period6/25/186/29/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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