Comparison of Nonlinear Analysis Programs for Small-size Reinforced Concrete Buildings I

소규모 철근콘크리트 건축물을 위한 비선형해석 프로그램 비교 I

  • Yoo, Changhwan (Division of Urban, Design and Architecture, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Kim, Taewan (Division of Urban, Design and Architecture, Kangwon National University)
  • 유창환 (강원대학교 도시건축학부) ;
  • 김태완 (강원대학교 도시건축학부)
  • Received : 2015.03.31
  • Accepted : 2015.07.09
  • Published : 2015.09.07


For small-size reinforce-concrete buildings, Midas Gen, OpenSees, and Perform-3D, which are structural analysis programs that are most popularly used at present, were applied for nonlinear static pushover analysis, and then difference between those programs was analyzed. Example buildings were limited to 2-story frames only and frames with one or more rectangular walls. Analysis results showed that there was not much difference for frames only based on capacity curves. There were some differences for frames with rectangular walls, but it was not so significant. The global behaviors represented by the capacity curve were not so different, but the feature of each analysis program appeared when the results were analyzed in more detail. Therefore, the program users should understand the feature of the program well, and then conduct performance assessment. The result of this study is limited to low-story frames only and frames with rectangular walls so that it should be noted that it is possible to get different results for frames with non-rectangular walls or mid- to high-rise buildings.


Small-size building;Reinforced concrete;Nonlinear static pushover analysis;MIDAS Gen;OpenSees;Perform-3D;Moment-frame;Shear wall


Supported by : 강원대학교


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