Nonlinear Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Core Walls Based on Three-Vertical-Line-Element Model
Three-vertical-line-element model and uniaxial spring model were adopted to simulate walls and beams. Based on the existing experiment data, numerical simulation is used to analysis the nonlinear behavior of reinforced concrete core walls. The analysis also considered the influence of relevant parameters on the elasto-plastic in core walls structure. Results from the simulation anlysis match well with those from the tests. It is shown that the higher axial compression ratio enhance the bearing capacity; the ratio of height to width has effect on the bearing capacity, deformation performance and the failure mode; the decrease of span-depth ratio of coupling beam reduce ductility and deformation ability of the core walls; the imposed horizontal angle has important effect on the overall space behavior of reinforced concrete core wall.
K. Li and Q. X. Shi, "Nonlinear Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Core Walls Based on Three-Vertical-Line-Element Model", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 255-260, pp. 1959-1963, 2011