Testing additively manufactured small scale RC specimens for statistical validation of structural models in earthquake engineering
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This paper claims that a major source of error in Seismic Analysis of Structures is the assumptions used to scale up from component- to system-level behavior. It also claims that validation of numerical models should be performed statistically. As a statistical validation requires multiple virgin specimens, the paper suggests the use of a 3D printer to construct the reinforcement of microRC specimens (1:40) to be tested in a geotechnical centrifuge. It presents some first tests on gypsum-based microconcrete, additively manufactured rebars with diameters as low as 0.35mm, and small scale RC beams. The properties observed seem to resemble the ones of full scale RC components. Given the material properties, Opensees is able to accurately capture the behavior of the microbeam. Mehr anzeigen
Seiten / Artikelnummer
VerlagEuropean Association for Structural Dynamics (EASD)
ThemaPhysical modelling; Additive Manufacturing (AM)
Organisationseinheit09663 - Vassiliou, Michalis / Vassiliou, Michalis
AnmerkungenConference lecture held on November 25, 2020. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the conference was conducted virtually.