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reinforced concrete earthquake response with FEM



I am a student currently working on my Master's thesis. I am supposed to model a reinforced concrete wall-slab connection undergoing seismic loading. I read an article where this was done with ANSYS. However, my experience with ANSYS is non-existent so I was wondering are there any tutorials on how to model the reinforcement or do a time-history analysis (preferably both)? I'm supposed to test connection configurations and then conclude whether or not they're suitable for seismic detailing. ANY help would be deeply appreciated!

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Full-scale dynamic response of an RC building under weak seismic motions using earthquake recordings, ambient vibrations and mod

 In countries with a moderate seismic hazard, the classical methods
developed for strong motion prone countries to estimate the seismic
behaviour and subsequent vulnerability of existing buildings are often
inadequate and not financially realistic. The main goals of this paper
are to show how the modal analysis can contribute to the understanding
of the seismic building response and the good relevancy of a modal model
based on ambient vibrations for estimating the structural deformation
under weak earthquakes. We describe the application of an enhanced modal
analysis technique (frequency domain decomposition) to process ambient
vibration recordings taken at the Grenoble City Hall building (France).

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