Application of the Hybrid Simulation Method for the Full-Scale Precast Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Structure
AbstractThe hybrid simulation (HS) testing method combines physical test and numerical simulation, and provides a viable alternative to evaluate the structural seismic performance. Most studies focused on the accuracy, stability and reliability of the HS method in the small-scale tests. It is a challenge to evaluate the seismic performance of a twelve-story pre-cast reinforced concrete shear-wall structure using this HS method which takes the full-scale bottom three-story structural model as the physical substructure and the elastic non-linear model as the numerical substructure. This paper employs an equivalent force control (EFC) method with implicit integration algorithm to deal with the numerical integration of the equation of motion (EOM) and the control of the loading device. Because of the arrangement of the test model, an elastic non-linear numerical model is used to simulate the numerical substructure. And non-subdivision strategy for the displacement inflection point of numerical substructure is used to easily realize the simulation of the numerical substructure and thus reduce the measured error. The parameters of the EFC method are calculated basing on analytical and numerical studies and used to the actual full-scale HS test. Finally, the accuracy and feasibility of the EFC-based HS method is verified experimentally through the substructure HS tests of the pre-cast reinforced concrete shear-wall structure model. And the testing results of the descending stage can be conveniently obtained from the EFC-based HS method. View Full-Text
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Chen, Z.; Wang, H.; Wang, H.; Jiang, H.; Zhu, X.; Wang, K. Application of the Hybrid Simulation Method for the Full-Scale Precast Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Structure. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 252.
Chen Z, Wang H, Wang H, Jiang H, Zhu X, Wang K. Application of the Hybrid Simulation Method for the Full-Scale Precast Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Structure. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(2):252.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chen, Zaixian; Wang, Huanding; Wang, Hao; Jiang, Hongbin; Zhu, Xingji; Wang, Kun. 2018. "Application of the Hybrid Simulation Method for the Full-Scale Precast Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Structure." Appl. Sci. 8, no. 2: 252.
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