Modeling Cyclic Behavior of Reinforcing Steel : Relevance in Seismic Response Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures

In nonlinear dynamic analyses of RC structures based on fiber-based discretization of member cross-sections, the constitutive model used to represent the cyclic behavior of reinforcing steel typically plays a significant role in controlling the structural response especially for nonductile systems. The accuracy of a fiber-section model is almost entirely… CONTINUE READING