Development of Seismic Furniture Mechanical Behavior for Static Load Using Finite Element Analysis

  • 李 宗翰

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Abstract

SUMMARY In view of the earthquakes which happened in recent years including the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake and the 2016 Meinung earthquake it shows that the old existing RC frame structures in Taiwan are susceptible to severe damage or even collapsed due to the weak layer effect Also the effects of a near-fault ground motions often contain a long period velocity pulse and permanent ground displacement Therefore experts and scholars are committed to the analysis of the non-ductile RC buildings subjected to near-fault ground motions With the large-scale specimens of the shaking table experiments and the numerical model established by computer software it is expected to provide a great amount of information for engineers This paper is based on a series of component resilient loading tests and triaxial shaking table tests at the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) and evaluates seismic performance of deficiencies of non-ductile reinforced concrete structures in Taiwan The finite element model will be done by means of using the software ABAQUS and focus on how to mesh appropriate elements to simulate the stiffness strength failure and nonlinear behavior of the model It is hoped to improve the lack of current seismic design codes and promote the developing of existing RC building methods Finally all the relevant data of my paper including the material properties and the dynamic behaviors obtained by the simulation are provided for the research on seismic behavior of reinforced concrete structures in the future
Date of Award2020
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorHsuan-Teh Hu (Supervisor)

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