Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Circular Hollow Reinforced Concrete Columns Based on Design Variables

설계변수에 따른 중공원형 철근콘크리트 교각의 비선형 유한요소해석

  • Received : 2010.10.19
  • Accepted : 2010.12.17
  • Published : 2011.04.30


The seismic design of solid reinforced concrete bridge columns has been committed to, based on accumulated research and design specifications. The rational confinement model and seismic performance evaluation, however, are insufficient because of the lack of domestic and foreign design specifications about the experimental and analytical difficulties in the case of circular hollow reinforced concrete columns. In this paper, the seismic behavior of circular hollow reinforced concrete columns and its dependence on design variables are understood and explained. These research results can be used to derive the rational and economical design specifications for circular hollow sectional columns based on the result from the nonlinear analysis program, named RCAHEST (Reinforced Concrete Analysis in Higher Evaluation System Technology).


Grant : 중공원형 콘크리트 교각 연성도와 설계변수 상관관계 검증 실험연구

Supported by : 한국도로교통 연구원


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