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A Method Of Dynamic Nonlinear Analysis For RC Frames Under Seismic Loadings

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990141

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

723 kb

Author(s)

M Matsuura, I. Shimada, H Kobayashi and K Sonoda

Abstract

The paper presents a method of seismic nonlinear response analysis for RC frames designed as a bridge pier. Rigid Body Spring Model (RBSM) is adopted as a numerical model, in which material nonlinearity is introduced into springs between adjacent rigid bodies. Moment-curvature relations of RC members are derived from numerical integration on their cross sections according to nonlinear stress-strain relations of steel and concrete, and Bernoulli's assumption. Assemblage of element matrix equations through a similar procedure to an ordinary displacement method leads a fundamental equa

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