Concrete structure is widely used in civil engineering. Numerical Simulation in mesoscale could provide a powerful analysis tool, which is based on the Total Finite Element Tearing and Interconnecting (TFETI) method. However, the unneglectable computational resource consumption limited the implementation of the meso-modeling method in engineering. This study investigated an efficient solution for concrete structure simulation, which was programmed using Python. A cantilever beam model with dimensions of 100mm × 50mm was simulated and studied. Then, a comparison with the ABAQUS model was given to demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of the TFETI. Furthermore, a reliability analysis of a 300mm × 300mm concrete sample under the axial compression was performed. The results showed that the TFETI method achieved the same level of accuracy as ABAQUS. Moreover, the TFETI model solving required less computational source for the same number of elements as the one on the ABAQUS. In the reliability analysis of the axially loaded model, TFETI demonstrated superior solution speed. In conclusion, the TFETI exhibits excellent solution efficiency in finite element analysis of concrete structures, offering valuable insights and references for computational analysis of large-dimension civil engineering structures.

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Published on 01/07/24
Accepted on 01/07/24
Submitted on 01/07/24

Volume Verification and Validation, Uncertainty Quantification and Error Estimation, 2024
DOI: 10.23967/wccm.2024.069
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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