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Energy-Based Design Approach for Seismic Design: Energy Spectra

October 12, 2021
Author(s)
P Khashaee, B Mohraz, Fahim H. Sadek, Hai S. Lew, John L. Gross
Among the approaches that the Structural Engineers Association of California has recommended for performance based seismic design is the energy approach. In this approach, the earthquake input energy transmitted to the structure is estimated from ground

Structural Performance of Nuclear Power Plant Concrete Structures Affected by Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) - Task 1: Assessing In-Situ Mechanical Properties of ASR-Affected Concrete

February 8, 2021
Author(s)
Fahim H. Sadek, Travis E. Thonstad, Sorin Marcu, Jonathan Weigand, timothy J. barrett, Hai S. Lew, Long Phan, Adam L. Pintar
This report describes the results of Task 1 of a five-task comprehensive research program being conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The overall study

Structural Performance of Nuclear Power Plant Concrete Structures Affected by Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) - Task 2: Assessing Bond and Anchorage of Reinforcing Bars in ASR-Affected Concrete

February 3, 2021
Author(s)
Travis E. Thonstad, Jonathan Weigand, Fahim H. Sadek, Sorin Marcu, timothy J. barrett, Hai S. Lew, Long Phan, Adam L. Pintar
This report describes the results of Task 2 of a five-task comprehensive research program being conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The overall study

Reduced-Order Modeling of Composite Floor Slabs in Fire. I: Heat-Transfer Analysis

March 19, 2020
Author(s)
Jian Jiang, Joseph Main, Jonathan Weigand, Fahim H. Sadek
This paper presents a reduced-order numerical modeling approach for the analysis of heat transfer in composite floor slabs with profiled steel decking exposed to fire effects. This approach represents the thick and thin portions of a composite slab with

Improved Calculation Method for Insulation-based Fire Resistance of Composite Slabs

March 2, 2019
Author(s)
Jian Jiang, Adam L. Pintar, Jonathan M. Weigand, Joseph A. Main, Fahim Sadek
A calculation method for estimating the fire resistance of composite slabs with profiled steel decking according to the thermal insulation criterion is provided in Annex D of Eurocode 4 (EC4). In this study, comparisons between validated high-fidelity

REDUCED-ORDER THERMAL ANALYSIS OF FIRE EFFECTS ON COMPOSITE SLABS

September 4, 2018
Author(s)
Jian Jiang, Joseph A. Main, Jonathan M. Weigand, Fahim Sadek
This paper describes a reduced-order modeling approach for thermal analyses of composite slabs with profiled decking. The reduced-order modeling approach consists of alternating strips of layered shell elements, representing the thick and thin portions of

An experimental study of precast concrete moment frames under a column removal scenario

September 1, 2017
Author(s)
Hai S. Lew, Joseph A. Main, Yihai Bao, Fahim Sadek, Vincent P. Chiarito, Stephen D. Robert, Jorge Torres
This paper presents a full-scale experimental study of two precast concrete moment-frame assemblies, each comprising three columns and two beams. The assemblies represented portions of seismically designed perimeter moment frames from two 10-story

Performance of Composite Beams in Fire: Pre-test Analysis of Full-scale Experiments

July 23, 2017
Author(s)
Joseph Main, Fahim H. Sadek, Jonathan Weigand, Jian Jiang, Lisa Choe, Selvarajah Ramesh, Matthew Hoehler, John L. Gross
This paper presents results from pre-test analysis of a full-scale 42 ft (12.8 m) span composite beam with bolted angle connections, under uniform gravity loading simulated using six equally spaced concentrated loads, and subjected to a 4000 kW compartment

Numerical modeling of heat transfer in steel-concrete composite slabs

June 10, 2016
Author(s)
Jian Jiang, Joseph A. Main, Jonathan M. Weigand, Fahim Sadek
This paper presents detailed and reduced-order numerical modeling of heat transfer in composite floor slabs with profiled steel decking. The detailed modeling approach represents the concrete slab with solid elements and the steel decking with shell

A SIMPLE METHOD OF ENHANCING THE ROBUSTNESS OF R/C FRAME STRUCTURES

June 1, 2016
Author(s)
Yihai Bao, Hai S. Lew, Fahim Sadek, Joseph A. Main
A simple debonding technique is proposed to reduce or eliminate strain localization in reinforcing bars in the region of wide flexural cracks in RC beams to enhance the resistance of RC buildings to disproportionate collapse (also referred to as

Temperature-Dependent Material Modeling for Structural Steels: Formulation and Application

April 15, 2016
Author(s)
Mina S. Seif, William E. Luecke, Lisa Y. Choe, Joseph A. Main, Joseph D. McColskey, Chao Zhang, Jonathan M. Weigand, John L. Gross, Fahim Sadek
This report presents the formulation and application of a newly developed temperature-dependent material model for structural steels. First it presents a model for computing the stress-strain behavior of structural steel for conditions appropriate to fire

International R&D Roadmap for Fire Resistance of Structures Summary of NIST/CIB Workshop

June 11, 2015
Author(s)
Jiann C. Yang, Matthew F. Bundy, John L. Gross, Anthony P. Hamins, Fahim Sadek, Anand Raghunathan
This report summarizes the results of the global meeting to develop the International R&D Roadmap for Fire Resistance of Structures (the Roadmap) held May 21–22, 2014, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The workshop was sponsored by the National Institute of

Behavior of structural steel moment connections under fire loading

March 24, 2015
Author(s)
Mina S. Seif, Joseph Main, Fahim H. Sadek
Performance-based methodologies to evaluate the fire performance of structures are needed to move beyond the prescriptive procedures presently in use. Analytical methods are needed for simulating the performance of structural systems, including connections

Robustness Assessment of RC Frame Buildings under Column Loss Scenarios

April 3, 2014
Author(s)
Yihai Bao, Joseph A. Main, Hai S. Lew, Fahim Sadek
A computational assessment of the robustness of reinforced concrete (RC) building structures under column loss scenarios is presented. A reduced-order modeling approach is presented for three-dimensional RC framing systems, including the floor slab, and

Robustness of Precast Concrete Frames: Experimental and Computational Studies

April 3, 2014
Author(s)
Joseph A. Main, Yihai Bao, Hai S. Lew, Fahim Sadek
This paper describes both full-scale testing and detailed finite-element modeling of a precast concrete moment-frame assembly extracted from the perimeter moment frame of a 10-story prototype building. The assembly comprises two beam spans and three

A Simple Means for Reducing the Risk of Progressive Collapse

December 1, 2013
Author(s)
Yihai Bao, Hai S. Lew, Fahim H. Sadek, Joseph Main
A simple debonding technique is proposed to reduce or eliminate strain localization in reinforcing bars in the region of wide flexural cracks in RC beams, and as a result enhance the resistance of RC buildings to disproportionate collapse. In this study

Structural Design for Disaster Resilience

October 28, 2013
Author(s)
Fahim H. Sadek, Joseph Main, John L. Gross, Therese P. McAllister
This paper presents a brief overview of research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on disaster resilience of buildings, infrastructure, and communities, including component programs and projects. NIST's efforts aim at developing