Different procedures for assessing the robustness of a reinforced concrete (RC) frame under progressive damage are proposed and compared. The removal of a column in a RC frame structure is modeled with a commercial nonlinear finite element software according to three alternative strategies: (i) reduction of mechanical properties of the damaged column, (ii) incremental loading of the structure after total removal of the damaged column, and (iii) incremental unloading of internal forces on the damaged col- umn. Nonlinear analysis is performed under a prescribed load combination on three RC frames designed with three Italian building codes in force in different periods. Despite the differences in the strategies for damage modeling, similarities between structural response predictions are highlighted. In addition, it is shown that seismic design provisions for RC structures increase the ductility of the structure but do not necessarily guarantee robustness to progressive collapse scenarios.
|Titolo:||Collapse resistance assessment through the implementation of progressive damage in finite element codes|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.01.058|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|