Modeling steel structures in OpenSees: Enhancements for fire and multi-hazard probabilistic analyses

Negar Elhami Khorasani, Maria Eugenia Moreyra Garlock, Spencer E. Quiel

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Abstract

Fire and post-earthquake fires pose a major hazard to our built environment with possible catastrophic consequences. Any framework developed for evaluating the resilience of steel structures in a multi-hazard context should incorporate tools that are capable of probabilistic structural analyses under fire and seismic loads. With a newly added thermal module, the OpenSees software has the capacity to perform structural analysis for the effects of cascading seismic and fire events. This paper presents modifications to the current source code that enable post-earthquake fire analysis for steel structures, and the enhancement to adapt reliability analysis in the thermal module.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-231
Number of pages14
JournalComputers and Structures
Volume157
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 22 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

Keywords

  • Constitutive material model
  • Fire-following-earthquake
  • OpenSees
  • Reliability
  • Strain reversal
  • Thermal analysis

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