High-precision finite element analysis of elastoplastic dynamic responses of super-high-rise steel frames

Makoto Ohsaki, Tomoshi Miyamura, Masayuki Kohiyama, Muneo Hori, Hirohisa Noguchi, Hiroshi Akiba, Koichi Kajiwara, Tatsuhiko Ine

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A new framework is presented for analysis of dynamic collapse behavior of steel frames using large-scale parallel finite element method based on the domain decomposition method. The analysis software is based on ADVC as a part of the E-Simulator that takes advantage of recent development of computer science and high-performance parallel computing in computational mechanics. By making an analysis model with fine meshing, a complicated sequence of local buckling of columns and beams can be simulated. Numerical results are shown for dynamic collapse analysis of single-story and 5-story frame models to show that the global and local behaviors are simultaneously simulated by a high-precision finite element analysis. Eigenvalue analysis is also carried out for a 31-story frame to demonstrate that dynamic analysis can be carried out for a structure discretized to solid elements with more than 70 million DOFs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-654
Number of pages20
JournalEarthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 25


  • Dynamic collapse analysis
  • E-simulator
  • Finite element analysis
  • Large-scale structure
  • Steel frame

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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