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Title: Analysis of the post yield response of concrete structures subject to demolition using finite element analysis
Author: O'Callaghan, David
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2000
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This Engineering Doctorate thesis summarises the research conducted at the Applied Mechanics Division, UMIST and Reverse Engineering limited (REL), the sponsoring company, from 1994 to 1999 on the analysis of concrete structures. With the advent of numerical techniques such as finite element analysis being used to analyse complex structural behaviours, this research investigated the post yield behaviour of concrete structures subject to demolition using a Natural Draught Cooling Tower (NDCT). Both implicit and explicit integration schemes were used to assess the response of the structure to buckling and collapse respectively. A review of demolition techniques was carried out including collapse analysis of an eight storey composite concrete-steel building. The aim of the research was to investigate various engineering aspects, both experimental and numerical, and bring closer to industry recommendations for further investigation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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