We present a computational procedure for evaluating the collapse load and assessing the cross-section classification of thin-walled sections of arbitrary shape on the basis of Eurocode prescriptions. The procedure is based on two algorithms which address separately the rigid-plastic model adopted by the Eurocode for ordinary steel cross-sections and arbitrary uniaxial constitutive laws typically used for stainless steel and aluminum. Both algorithms are based on a polygonal description of the cross section boundary so that integrals extended to the section domain are conveniently expressed as algebraic sums depending upon the coordinates of the section vertices. Accordingly, a further algorithm is illustrated in order to automatically convert the plate and node model adopted by Eurocode to a polygonal description of the section geometry. The numerical effectiveness of both algorithms is assessed with reference to an I-shaped, a Z-shaped and a RHS cross sections.

A novel shell element for nonlinear pushover analysis of reinforced concrete shear walls

MARMO, FRANCESCO;SESSA, SALVATORE
2015

Abstract

We present a computational procedure for evaluating the collapse load and assessing the cross-section classification of thin-walled sections of arbitrary shape on the basis of Eurocode prescriptions. The procedure is based on two algorithms which address separately the rigid-plastic model adopted by the Eurocode for ordinary steel cross-sections and arbitrary uniaxial constitutive laws typically used for stainless steel and aluminum. Both algorithms are based on a polygonal description of the cross section boundary so that integrals extended to the section domain are conveniently expressed as algebraic sums depending upon the coordinates of the section vertices. Accordingly, a further algorithm is illustrated in order to automatically convert the plate and node model adopted by Eurocode to a polygonal description of the section geometry. The numerical effectiveness of both algorithms is assessed with reference to an I-shaped, a Z-shaped and a RHS cross sections.
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