Validation of the PARC_CL 2.0 Crack Model by the Cyclic Tests of 1/13-Scale Nuclear Containment Structures
The possibility of predicting and evaluating structural performances is a key feature in the modern performance-based design. PARC_CL 2.0 is a physical approach to the modeling of reinforced concrete structures. A multilayer shell approach is applied to the modeling of a 1/13 reinforced concrete vessel subjected to cyclic loading. An assessment of the predictive capacity of the proposed model is analyzed through numerical versus experimental data comparison. Local and global parameters can be assessed with adequate accuracy, although there is room for improvements.
The authors would like to acknowledge Prof. Thomas Hsu (University of Houston) for his remarkable help, and Prof. Chiun-Lin Wu (NCREE), Prof. Shyh-Jiann Hwang (National Taiwan University) and all the NCREE staff for providing experimental data and for their precious collaboration.
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