The present paper proposes modern approaches, nonlinear static and dynamic analysis procedures based on the Applied Element Method, to assess a progressive collapse problem of a RC frame structure with infill walls. Comparisons between the results of modeling alternatives for a 6-story building: bare frames, exterior frames with infill full walls, openings or with windows (casement and glass) for two different columns removal approaches (demolition and blast scenarios) were made.

M. Lupoae, C. Baciu, D. Constantin, H. Puscau: Aspects Concerning Progressive Collapse of a Reinforced Concrete Frame Structure with Infill Walls, Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering, 2011 Vol III, WCE July 6-8, 2011, London, UK.

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