The software ABAQUS is used to perform the finite element simulation of a group of reinforced concrete beam tests. The load-displacement skeleton curves of the beams are obtained after the completion of the simulation. Test results and simulation results are compared, results showed that the finite element simulation can be more accurately simulate the test situation. Then, the software ABAQUS is also used to simulate different types of reinforced concrete frame beams, and access to load-displacement skeleton curves and moment – rotation curves of the beams. Reference to the advanced performance-based design method, the curve classified according to different factors. The performance parameters of beams are obtained from the curves. Performance parameters can provide quantitative reference index for performance evaluation of beam.