Nonlinear 3-D beam/connector finite element with warping for a glulam dome
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A convergence study of the solution in the nonlinear analysis of the dome cap with ABAQUS is performed. The effect of variation in parameters such as the nonlinear material law and the stiffness of hinge-connector elements on the dome cap model is examined. A dome cap model with 16 nailed joints for each beam is analyzed. Dome models with nailed joints at truss bracing points (i.e., the end nodes of the truss bracing elements) and with 16 nailed joints for every beam are analyzed. The results of these models are compared with the models with and without truss bracing. Finally, conclusions based on this study and recommendations for future research are presented.
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