In order to analyze collapse behavior of structure containing irregular and large displacement, many numerical analyses have been conducted. In this study, using a new method, Applied Element Method (AEM) for collapse analysis of structures, collapse behavior of model RC structures is simulated. From these simulations results, displacement of X-direction (or horizontal) and displacement of Y-direction (or vertical) is similar to that of model RC structures. It is confirmed that collapse behavior of structures using AEM is reliable accurately simulated with that of model RC structures.

Hoon Park, Chul-Gi-Suk, Seung-Kon Kim: Collapse Modeling of Model RC Structure using the Applied Element Method, Journal of Korean Society for Rock Mechanics, TUNNEL & UNDERGROUND SPACE, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2009, pp. 43-51.