Mechanics-based macro-models are often used to simulate the cyclic response of infilled reinforced concrete (RC) frames. However, these approaches are affected by uncertainties regarding damage and failure mechanisms. Therefore, this contribution proposes a new smooth data-driven model for the hysteresis of infilled RC frames. The infill panel is modeled through a damage-based Bouc-Wen element, which accounts for both pinching and deterioration of the mechanical characteristics. The parameters of the model are calibrated from an experimental data set of cyclic responses of RC infilled frames. Analytical correlations between parameters and geometric and mechanical characteristics of the infilled frame are derived. Blind validation tests are carried out in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed model.
A degrading bouc-wen data-driven model for the cyclic behavior of masonry infilled RC frames / Pelliciari, M.; Sirotti, S.; Di Trapani, F.; Briseghella, B.; Marano, G. C.; Nuti, C.; Tarantino, A. M.. - 2021-:(2021). (Intervento presentato al convegno 8th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, COMPDYN 2021 tenutosi a grc nel 2021).