Aseismic Test and Finite Element Analysis of Light-Weight Steel Portal Frame with Tapered Members
To study on the failure model, ductility, energy dissipation capacity, structural displacement, and stiffness of the portal frame structures on the effect of earthquake force, a pseudo-static experiment with a 1/3 scaled model has been completed. Based on the test result, though the ductility and the energy consumption capacity of the structure are poor, the requirement on aseismatic bearing capacity is satisfied, because the structure suffers the smaller seismic force as the deadweight of structure is light. Built up a finite element model according to the test specimen, then performed finite element analysis, the results showed that the finite element model can be used for seismic analysis of the portal frame.
Qing Yang, Li Hua Zhu, Jing Jing He, Zeng Feng Yan and Rui Ren
Z. S. Wang et al., "Aseismic Test and Finite Element Analysis of Light-Weight Steel Portal Frame with Tapered Members", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 368-373, pp. 211-214, 2012