Reinforced concrete members subjected to cyclic inelastic deformation may exhibit both stiffness and strength degradation, depending on the maximum amplitude and the number of cycles experienced by the member. Many of the currently available models do not simulate the cycle-dependent stiffness loss often observed during the experiments. An analytical model based on a damage parameter which is a function of the cumulative cyclic inelastic deformation is proposed. A small-scale reinforced concrete beam-column joint was constructed and subjected to cyclic loading to calibrate the damage parameter. The model is able to approximate the complete hysteretic response and is simple to implement. The sensitivity of the analytical model was examined by comparing the model with several experimental results.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Modeling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications