Modeling and software issues for pushover analysis of RC structures

Wıght, James K
Burak Bakır, Burcu
Canbolat, Bekir Afşin
Lıang, Xuemeı
The implementation of performance-based design procedures for the seismic-resistant design of reinforced concrete (RC) structures requires the use of accurate and consistent analysis software. The software should be able to incorporate a variety of RC members, reinforcing details, material models and failure modes. In addition to developing a global force vs. deformation relation for the structure, the software should store information on the inelastic behavior of individual members. This paper surveys software currently available for pushover analysis of RC structures and compares their consistency, accuracy, ease of use, and range of output information. The general conclusion is that output from different software packages is not consistent and that proper use of these software packages requires well-educated users.
U.S.-Japan Workshop on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Methodology for Reinforced Concrete Building Structures, 13 September 1999


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J. K. Wıght, B. Burak Bakır, B. A. Canbolat, and X. Lıang, “Modeling and software issues for pushover analysis of RC structures,” presented at the U.S.-Japan Workshop on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Methodology for Reinforced Concrete Building Structures, 13 September 1999, Maui, Hawaii, 1999, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: