FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF STEEL PLATES UNDER MONOTONIC LOADING
thesisposted on 08.06.2021, 10:40 by Bilal Nasir Shamsaldin
Steel plate fuses can be used as energy dissipating devices in earthquake-resistant structures. After an earthquake, the structure remains essentially elastic and only the deformed fuse require replacement. This report simulates the monotonic response of steel plate specimens. The effects of different inputs such as imperfection, shape and size of the fuse openings, and different meshing types on yield strength, deformation, stress distribution, and displacement are studied by using ANSYS Mechanical APDL. The study found that increasing imperfection increases displacement and decreases yield strength. It was also concluded that as the hole size in the steel plate is increased, the fuse yield strength is slightly increased to a point then is decreased. Double diamond shape showed better response in terms of displacement and stress distribution, this is because of the link shape formed by the two holes. Finer quadrilateral meshing method provide precise simulation results over longer time.