hinge properties in pushover analysis

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Component:Documentation
Category:task
Priority:critical
Assigned:jeetdesai
Status:active
Description

respected SEFIANs,
i m pursuing my MTECH in structural engineering and i came across the hinge properties in the pushover analysis along my thesis. there i came to know that the default hinge properties used in ETABS does not give the appropriate results near colapse. so there is an immense need for me to generate the hinge properties for getting the actual answers. there are couple of softwares that gives proper hinge properties, but the all demand the different strain levels of concrete such as SPALLING STRAIN, FAILURE STRAIN, POST CRUSING STRAIN etc. and different strength. Please help ,e out for finding out the different strengths and different strain levels for different grades of concrete and steels.
thanks.

Updates

#1 submitted by bmr on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 07:00

Did you get the answer of your doubt as I am doing the NSP for RC structure and would like to know the answer!!