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This paper presents the numerical analysis of a four storey R/C frame structure under testing at the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA). The analysis, performed before the testing, included the influence of the variation of material properties along the structure resulting from the different construction phases. Moreover, the influence of modelling parameters in the structural response, namely the additional flexibility due to both the pull-out effects in the beam to column joints, the cracking propagation within the structural elements and the initial structural stiffness, is discussed. Finally, comparison is made with the experimental results already obtained.

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Authors: AREDE A, JRC Ispra (IT);PINTO A V, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ERCAD 94, Berlin (DE), June 15-17, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38210 ORA
Record Number: 199410483 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en