Failure Analysis of RC Structures Using Irregular Lattice Models


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Title: Failure Analysis of RC Structures Using Irregular Lattice Models

Author(s): J.E. Bolander

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 237


Appears on pages(s): 259-276

Keywords: design automation; failure analysis; lattice models

Date: 8/1/2006

Irregular lattice models are developed as an alternative means for failure analyses of RC structures. The paper describes fundamental aspects of the model and comments on its use in promoting the iterative design of RC structures. Simulation results are provided for RC structures under quasi-static, monotonic loading. In particular, results are given for the incremental lateral load analysis of a 1/3 scale model of a lightly reinforced shear wall structure. Preliminary work on extending the model to accommodate dynamic loading is described.