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Title: Simulation of Prestressed Steel Fiber Concrete Beams Subjected to Shear

Author(s): Liang Lu, P. R. Tadepalli, Y. L. Mo, and T. T. C. Hsu

Publication: IJCSM

Volume: 10

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 297–306

Keywords: simulation of concrete structure, prestressed steel fiber concrete, OpenSees, constitutive relationship, shear.

DOI: 10.1007/s40069-016-0153-8

Date: 9/30/2016

This paper developed an analytical software, called Simulation of Concrete Structures (SCS), which is used for numerical analysis of shear-critical prestressed steel fiber concrete structures. Based on the previous research at the University of Houston (UH), SCS has been derived from an object-oriented software framework called Open System for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (OpenSees). OpenSees was originally developed at the University of California, Berkeley. New module has been created for steel fiber concrete under prestress based on the constitutive relationships of this material developed at UH. This new material module has been integrated with the existing material modules in OpenSees. SCS thus developed has been used for predicting the behavior of the prestressed steel fiber concrete I-beams and Box-beams tested earlier in this research. The analysis could well predict the entire behavior of the beams including the elastic stiffness, yield point, post-yield stiffness, and maximum load for both web shear and flexure shear failure modes.