Numerical Modelling Of Timber/Timber-Concrete Composite Frames With Ductile Jointed Connection

Due to the scarcity of experimental data, this article focuses on the application of detailed finite element models for evaluating structural behaviour of timber–concrete composite frames with post-tensioned beam-to-column joints. In the developed finite element models, nonlinear behaviour and failure mode of timber and concrete under biaxial stress state are captured by hypo-elastic constitutive laws based on the equivalent uniaxial strain concept. In addition to material nonlinearities, the effect of geometrical nonlinearities and nonlinearity of contacts at the concrete slab-to-beam, beam-to-column and slab-to-column interfaces are considered in the finite element models. The accuracy of developed finite element models is verified against…

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