Title

FE modelling of RC frames with masonry infill panels under in-plane and out-of-plane loading

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Pergamon

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Engineering

RAS ID

15935

Comments

This article was originally published as: Mohyeddin Kermani, A. , Goldsworthy, H., & Gad, E. (2013). FE modelling of RC frames with masonry infill panels under in-plane and out-of-plane loading. Engineering Structures, 51, 73-87. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper gives a detailed presentation of a generic three-dimensional discrete-finite-element model that has been constructed for reinforced-concrete frames with masonry infill using ANSYS. Appropriate experimental data available from the literature are utilised to verify the model. The reasons behind some of previously observed damage to infill-frames are given. A simple method is proposed to overcome convergence issues which are related to the Newton-Raphson algorithm. It is shown that the model can be employed to predict the behaviour of the infill-frame over a wide range of drift, and to interpret its response at various stages of in-plane or out-of-plane loading.

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