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Within the SAFE research project squat reinforced concrete walls have been tested pseudo-dynamically at ISPRA. This paper describes the modelling of the structures T5 and T12 of the program. Numerical calculations done by LMT are presented. Modeling is based upon the equivalent reinforced concrete medium' coupled with damage mechanics and plasticity. Beams and truss elements are used in order to elaborate an efficient, non-time consuming simplified method. Comparison with experimental results demonstrate the efficiency of the modelling tools to understand the nonlinear behaviour of the very squat walls.

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Authors: ISIS, ;JRC-ISPRA (IT),
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: AFPS 99, Cachan (FR), 19-21-October (1999)
Availability: Available free of charge from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
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