High-Resolution Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns under Seismic Loading


Alemdar Z. , Matamoros A. B. , Browning J.

ACI STRUCTURAL JOURNAL, cilt.110, ss.745-754, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 110 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: ACI STRUCTURAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.745-754

Özet

A high-resolution model of a bridge column was developed using the computer program ABAQUS, and the accuracy of the model was evaluated for the displacement field and the rotations of a bridge system subjected to biaxial shake-table loading. The effect of simulation parameters (reinforcing bar slip within the joint and stiffness degradation of the concrete) was studied to determine the goodness-of-fit of the displacement and rotation fields recorded during the dynamic response. Fourier Domain Error Index analyses showed that the yield stress of the reinforcement and the boundary conditions of the column submodel were important parameters, and the damage and stiffness degradation parameters were not as important for the goodness-of-fit of the finite element model. The computed rotations at the plastic hinge regions near the beam caps had the best correlation.