International Journal of Steel Structures

, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp 1560–1576 | Cite as

A Fiber Model Based on Secondary Development of ABAQUS for Elastic–Plastic Analysis

  • Yan-Li ShiEmail author
  • Hua-Wei Li
  • Wen-Da Wang
  • Chao Hou


With the aim to provide an efficient platform for the elastic–plastic analysis of steel structures, reinforced concrete (RC) structures and steel–concrete composite structures, a program iFiberLUT based on the fiber model was developed within the framework of ABAQUS. This program contains an ABAQUS Fiber Generator which can automatically divide the beam and column cross sections into fiber sections, and a material library which includes several concrete and steel uniaxial material models. The range of applications of iFiberLUT is introduced and its feasibility is verified through previously reported test data of individual structural members as well as planar steel frames, RC frames and composite frames subjected to various loadings. The simulation results indicate that the developed program is able to achieve high calculation accuracy and favorable convergence within a wide range of applications.


Fiber model Material constitutive model Elastic–plastic analysis Structure behavior 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51768038, 51778274, 51468037) and the Science and Technology Support Program of Gansu Province (No. 1604FKCA107). The financial support is highly appreciated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yan-Li Shi
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Hua-Wei Li
    • 2
  • Wen-Da Wang
    • 2
  • Chao Hou
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Civil Engineering and MechanicsLanzhou UniversityLanzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Civil EngineeringLanzhou University of TechnologyLanzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of Civil EngineeringThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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