Numerical Simulation on Seismic Behavior of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beam—Column Joints

Steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) is a novel material of concrete, which has a great potential to be used in practical engineering. Based on the finite element software Opensees, the main objective of this paper presented a numerical simulation method on investigating the seismic behavior of SF...

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Main Authors: Ke Shi, Junpeng Zhu, Pengfei Li, Mengyue Zhang, Ru Xue, Tao Zhang
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: MDPI AG 2021-08-01
Series:Materials
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Online Access:https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/17/4883
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Summary:Steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) is a novel material of concrete, which has a great potential to be used in practical engineering. Based on the finite element software Opensees, the main objective of this paper presented a numerical simulation method on investigating the seismic behavior of SFRC–beam-column joints (BCJs) through modifying the calculation method of joint shear and longitudinal reinforcement slip deformations. The feasibility and accuracy of the numerical modeling method were verified by comparing the computed results with experimental data in terms of the hysteresis curves, skeleton curves, feature points, energy dissipation, and stiffness degradation. And then, the influences of some key parameters on the seismic behavior of BCJs were investigated and discussed in detail. The parametric studies clearly illustrated that both adding the steel fiber and increasing the stirrup amount of joint core area could significantly improve the seismic behavior of BCJs. The axial compression ratio had limited influence on the seismic behavior of BCJs. Finally, based on the main factors (steel fiber volume ratio, stirrup amount, and axial compression ratio), a formula for predicting ultimate shear capacity is derived.
ISSN:1996-1944