The spatial stability of a semi circular steel arch is investigated with a finite element model. A previously performed experiment is simulated. This paper deals with building the FE-model and performing the simulation of the experiment. The objective is to validate the FE-model against the experiment. The results show identical ultimate loads as well as reasonably comparable load - deformation behavior.
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2003|
|Event||2003 Annual Technical Session, and Meeting, Structural Stability Research Council - Baltimore, MD, United States|
Duration: 2 Apr 2003 → 5 Apr 2003
|Conference||2003 Annual Technical Session, and Meeting, Structural Stability Research Council|
|Period||2/04/03 → 5/04/03|