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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 15, No. 2, 2011, pp. 273-278
Bioline Code: ja11047
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2011, pp. 273-278

 en Evaluation of Different Methods for Considering Bar-Concrete Interaction in Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of RC Frames by Using Layer Section Theory


In this paper, the bond-slip effect has been applied to the numerical equations in the process of nonlinear dynamic analysis of reinforced concrete frames. The formulation is similar to that of the layer section theory, but the perfect bond assumption has been removed. The precision of the proposed method in considering the real nonlinear behavior of reinforced concrete frames has been compared to the precision of two other suggested methods for considering bond-slip effect in layer model. Among the capabilities of this method for seismic analysis are its ability of modeling the embedded lengths of bars within joints and nonlinear modeling of bond-slip. The precision of the analytical results were compared with the experimental ones achieved from a one bay two storey frame under seismic loading on the shaking table. According to the numerical results, the presence or absence of bond effect in numerical modeling and analysis will bring about considerable different results, including results for deformation and forces. All the studied methods for inserting the bond-slip effect into the layer model can relatively improve the accuracy of analytical results compared to experimental ones. The proposed method of this study has proved to enjoy the highest accuracy with regard to time-history seismic analysis of reinforced concrete frames. Among the capabilities of the proposed method, we may refer to its ability to model beam-column and joint element’s nonlinear behavior separately.

Bond-slip effect, Pull-out effect, Dynamic analysis, Seismic analysis, RC frames

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