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Progressive collapse analysis of high-rise building with 3-D finite element modeling method

Fu, F. (2009). Progressive collapse analysis of high-rise building with 3-D finite element modeling method. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 65(6), pp. 1269-1278. doi: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2009.02.001


Using the general purpose finite element package ABAQUS, 3-D finite element a model representing 20 storey buildings were first built by the authors to perform the progressive collapse analysis. Shell elements and beam elements were used to simulate the whole building incorporating nonlinear material characteristics and non-linear geometric behavior. The modeling techniques were described in detail. Numerical results are compared with the experimental data and good agreement is obtained. Using this model, the structural behavior of the building under the sudden loss of columns for different structural systems and different scenarios of column removal were assessed in detail. The models accurately displayed the overall behavior of the 20 storey buildings under the sudden loss of columns, which provided important information for the additional design guidance on progressive collapse.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: progressive collapse, connection, finite element, modelling
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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