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Finite element analysis of reinforced concrete column with longitudinal hole

Basravi, Amirhossein (2010) Finite element analysis of reinforced concrete column with longitudinal hole. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.

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Abstract

A finite element study was carried out to investigate the effect of positioning hole along reinforced concrete short braced columns in multi-storey buildings. RC columns having different sizes and reinforcement, with holes positioned at the centers of their cross-sections were modeled by LUSAS using three-dimensional non-linear finite element analysis. The ultimate strengths of the columns obtained from the present study is compared with the results obtained from the laboratory testing of the same columns as well as with the design strengths recommended by the BS 8110 and ACI codes of practice. The reduction in the load carrying capacity of columns with holes was highlighted. In conclusion, the analysis results showed significant reduction in their load carrying capacities and the safety factors obtained were much less than the nominal value usually recommended by various codes of practice.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Kejuruteraan (Awam - Struktur)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2010; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd. Hanim Osman
Uncontrolled Keywords:finite element, reinforced concrete column, longitudinal hole
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:14811
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:30 Sep 2011 15:15
Last Modified:26 Jun 2012 04:14

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