Study on Recycled Aggregate Concrete Frame Joints with Method of Nonlinear Finite Element


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With the achievements made in the research of mechanical properties for recycled aggregate concrete, this paper adopts the method of nonlinear finite element to analyze the seismic behavior of frame joints. The frame joints are made of recycled aggregate concrete. It also takes into account the bond behavior between steel bars and recycled aggregate concrete in the core area of the joints, and the force-displacement curve of the joints is calculated. Nonlinear finite element analysis shows that the results of the calculations are in accordance with the test results. It is concluded in this paper that, built models with nonlinear finite element method can be applied in simulating exactly the same seismic behavior of frame joints under low frequency reversed lateral loading.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 417-418)

Edited by:

M.H Aliabadi, S. Abela, S. Baragetti, M. Guagliano and Han-Seung Lee




J. Z. Xiao et al., "Study on Recycled Aggregate Concrete Frame Joints with Method of Nonlinear Finite Element", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 417-418, pp. 745-748, 2010

Online since:

October 2009




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