Elastic-plastic finite element analysis-to-test correlation for structures subjected to dynamic loading

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A test program was undertaken to demonstrate the ability of elastic-plastic finite element methods to predict dynamic inelastic response for simple structural members. Cantilever and fixed-beam specimens were tested to levels that produced plastic straining in the range of 2.0% to 3.0% and permanent sets. Acceleration, strain, and displacement data were recorded for use in analytical correlation. Correlation analyses were performed using the ABAQUS finite element code. Results of the correlation show that current elastic-plastic analysis techniques accurately capture dynamic inelastic response (displacement, acceleration) due to rapidly applied dynamic loading. Peak elastic and inelastic surface strains are accurately predicted. To ... continued below

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Hodge, S.C. & Minicucci, J.M. November 1, 1996.

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A test program was undertaken to demonstrate the ability of elastic-plastic finite element methods to predict dynamic inelastic response for simple structural members. Cantilever and fixed-beam specimens were tested to levels that produced plastic straining in the range of 2.0% to 3.0% and permanent sets. Acceleration, strain, and displacement data were recorded for use in analytical correlation. Correlation analyses were performed using the ABAQUS finite element code. Results of the correlation show that current elastic-plastic analysis techniques accurately capture dynamic inelastic response (displacement, acceleration) due to rapidly applied dynamic loading. Peak elastic and inelastic surface strains are accurately predicted. To accurately capture inelastic straining near connections, a solid model, including fillet welds, is necessary. The hardening models currently available in the ABAQUS code (isotropic, kinematic) do not accurately capture inelastic strain reversals caused by specimen rebound. Analyses performed consistently underpredicted the peak strain level of the first inelastic reversal and the rebound deflection and overpredicted the permanent set of structures experiencing inelastic rebound. Based on these findings, an improved hardening model is being implemented in the ABAQUS code by the developers. The intent of this model upgrade is to improve the ability of the program to capture inelastic strain reversals and to predict permanent sets.

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  • 1996 international mechanical engineering congress and exhibition, Atlanta, GA (United States), 17-22 Nov 1996

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  • Other: DE98006441
  • Report No.: KAPL-P--000036
  • Report No.: CONF-961105--
  • Grant Number: AC12-76SN00052
  • DOI: 10.2172/663572 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 663572
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc707653

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Hodge, S.C. & Minicucci, J.M. Elastic-plastic finite element analysis-to-test correlation for structures subjected to dynamic loading, report, November 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707653/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.