Journal article

Assessment of progressive collapse potential of special moment resisting RC frames – Experimental and FE study

Hussein M Elsanadedy, Yousef A Al-Salloum, Tarek H Almusallam, Tuan Ngo, Husain Abbas

Engineering Failure Analysis | Elsevier BV | Published : 2019


The catastrophic collapse of the Twin-towers has further prompted structural engineers to understand and investigate the progressive collapse of multi-story buildings. This paper aims to simulate the response of reinforced concrete (RC) special moment resisting frame (SMRF) assemblies under column-loss scenarios through nonlinear finite element (FE) modeling. Besides the modeling of nonlinear rate dependent material behavior, bond-slip effects at the concrete-to-steel rebar interface have been considered. The FE model was calibrated against a scaled, single-story, two-bay by one-bay, RC SMRF model specimen with reinforcement detailing conforming to ACI 318-11 code. The specimen was tested un..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The project was supported by Deanship of Scientific Research Chairs, Saudi Arabia at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia for Chair of Research and Studies in Strengthening and Rehabilitation of Structures at Civil Engineering Department.