WIT Press

The Incidence Of The Type Of Modelling On The Evaluation Of Ductility Factors For RC Beams And Columns

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990131

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

905 kb

Author(s)

R. Nudo, G. Sara & S. Viti

Abstract

Reliability of the estimate of plastic deformation capacity of RC members depends on the accuracy degree of adopted analytical procedures. In particular, such accuracy degree is connected not only to the absolute approximation level of each adopted model, but also on mutual consistency of assumptions relating to the whole modelling process. The aim of the work is to assess effects due to combined adoption of models characterized by different approximation levels on the evaluation of ductility factors of RC elements. Obtained results show that an unsuitable combination of models may lead to a faulty interpretation of the investigated physical phenomenon. 1 Introduction In the last decades a great deal of theoretical and

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