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International Journal of Structural Engineering


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International Journal of Structural Engineering (3 papers in press)


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  • Experimental and analytical study on reinforced concrete deep beams   Order a copy of this article
    by Asghar Amani Dashlejeh, Abolfazl Arabzadeh 
    Abstract: A new simple Strut-and-Tie Model was presented in this paper to study the behavior of reinforced concrete deep beams. This model was obtained based on bottle-shaped struts that can predict flexural, bearing, and shear modes of the failure. Also, the effect of web reinforcements was considered. The proposed model was verified by laboratory test results that obtained from five deep beams with the shear span-to-depth ratio of two and some other experimental results existing in the literature. Comparison of the results of the proposed model with relations from ACI 318 and AASHTO-LRFD codes and some other relations showed that the proposed model is efficiently capable of accurately predicting the ultimate load of simply supported deep beams. Also, comparison of experimental results demonstrated that the flexural capacity of deep beams obtained from the Strut-and-Tie Model is conservative.
    Keywords: Deep beam; Strut and Tie Model; Reinforced concrete; Shear load.

  • Presentation of a new membrane strain based finite element for static and dynamic analysis   Order a copy of this article
    by Lemmouchi BOUZIDI, Lamine BELOUNAR, Khelifa GUERRAICHE 
    Abstract: A numerical solution using a strain-based quadrilateral finite element is presented to analyse static and dynamic behaviours for membrane structures. The proposed quadrilateral element which possesses two degrees of freedom (u and v) at the four corner nodes as well as at the central node is based on assumed strains. All the three components of strains have linear variation satisfying the compatibility equation. The validity of the developed element is first applied to several selected static examples. This element is further applied to analyse both free and forced vibrations.
    Keywords: membrane; rectangular element; strain approach; finite element; vibration analysis.

    Abstract: To investigate the seismic behaviour of concrete tanks on different soil conditions, fluid structure- soil interaction system is simulated using finite element analysis software ANSYS. The influence of soil properties on tanks dynamic behaviour is studied by performing modal and transient analyses of cylindrical tanks resting on different soil conditions. Considering four different soil properties, comparisons are made on response parameters such as displacement in radial direction at top of tank wall, maximum hoop force, bending moment and base shear. The effect of frequency content of earthquake on seismic behaviour circular concrete tank is investigated by conducting time history analyses of the tanks under three different earthquakes. All the analyses were performed for half fill and full fill condition. Transient analyses show that the soil property, frequency content of earthquake and water fill condition have significant effect on seismic response of the water tanks.
    Keywords: cylindrical water tank; fluid – structure interaction; soil- structure interaction; water fill condition; frequency content of earthquake; time history analysis; finite element analysis.