Numerical simulation of FRP-confined circular bridge piers using OpenSEES

Georgios Papavasileiou, Konstantinos Megalooikonomou

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The material model proposed by Megalooikonomou et al. (2012) was added to the source code of Opensees as a uniaxial material, i.e. the ‘FRPConfinedConcrete’ material. In order to evaluate the performance of this material model, it was implemented in the simulation of a series of cyclic loading tests performed by Gallardo-Zafra and Kawashima (2009). In particular, all specimens were simulated using nonlinear fiber elements, in which the FRP-confined concrete was modelled using the aforementioned material model. Comparison between the numerical and experimental hysteresis of the column is indicative of the effectiveness of the implemented modelling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the OpenSEES Days Italy
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventOpenSEES Days Italy - Salerno, Italy
Duration: 10 Jun 201511 Jun 2015


ConferenceOpenSEES Days Italy


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