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This paper deals with topology optimization in plane elastic‐linear problems considering the influence of the self weight in efforts in structural elements. For this purpose it is used a numerical technique called SESO (Smooth ESO), which is based on the procedure for progressive [...]

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In this article, the nonlinear constitutive behavior is considered in the geometrically nonlinear formulation for beams proposed by
Simo and Vu-Quoc. The displacement based method is employed in solving the resulting nonlinear problem in the static case. Thermodynamically [...]

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The purpose of this paper is to develop an improved analytical model for predicting the damage response of multi-storey reinforced concrete frames modelled as an elastic beam-column with two inelastic hinges at its ends. The damage is evaluated in the hinges, using the concentrated [...]

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The paper introduces a new global damage evaluation method which leads to a meaningful global damage index. A numerical procedure for the prediction of local and global [...]