Practical advanced analysis software for nonlinear inelastic analysis of space steel structures. (English) Zbl 1168.74051

Summary: This paper presents a practical advanced analysis software which can be used for nonlinear inelastic analysis of space steel structures. The software employs the stability functions and the refined plastic hinge model to minimize modeling and computational time. The generalized displacement control method is adopted to solve the nonlinear equilibrium equations. This algorithm can accurately trace the equilibrium path of nonlinear problems with multiple limit points and snap-back points. A user-friendly graphic interface of the software is developed to facilitate the modeling process and result interpretation of the problem. Several numerical examples are presented to verify the accuracy and computational efficiency of the proposed software by comparing the results predicted by the present software with those given by the ABAQUS and other available results.


74S05 Finite element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
74S99 Numerical and other methods in solid mechanics
74C05 Small-strain, rate-independent theories of plasticity (including rigid-plastic and elasto-plastic materials)
68U20 Simulation (MSC2010)


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