Main Article Content
Applied element method (AEM) is a recently displacement-based structural analysis method. It provides the benefits of both the finite element method (FEM) and the discrete element method (DEM). This method relies on those structures are segmented into rigid elements linked by normal and shear springs. In this paper a brief note of the AEM is given. Then, using the AEM, a 2D MATLAB open source program was created to analyze different structures with varied boundary conditions and to permit researchers for enhancing the method. The proposed program was verified using linear elastic analysis and large deformation static analysis. The influence of element size and the number of connecting springs between elements was studied. Finally, the proposed program was capable of tracking failed elements and their spread. In addition, the program could predict deflection values and structure deformed shape.
Eraky, A., Mustafa, S. A. & Badawy, M. (2021). Structural analysis using Applied Element Method: a review. Egyptian Journal for Engineering Sciences and Technology, 34 (1), 16–27. https://doi.org/10.21608/eijest.2021.56786.1043 (Crossref)
Extreme Load Analysis (ELS) Program (2021). Linear analysis of a statically indeterminate beam. Retrieved from: https://www.extremeloading.com/download/Static-Loading-Verification-Samples/Elastic-Cases/General/1-001.pdf [acccessed: 13.08.2022].
Christy, D. L., Pillai, T. M. & Nagarajan, P. (2018). Analysis of concrete beams using applied element method. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 330 (1), 012117. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/330/1/012117 (Crossref)
Christy, D. L., Pillai, T. M. & Nagarajan, P. (2020). Annular Sector Element for Applied Element Method. Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, 101 (4), 571–578. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40030-020-00455-3 (Crossref)
Karad, P. & Patel, P. (2020). Analysis of reinforced concrete element using Applied Element Method (AEM). Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Advances in Computational Techniques, 2020, 1–5. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3697555 (Crossref)
Lupoae, M. & Bucur, C. (2009). Building demolition – positive aspect of progressive collapse. Military Technical Academy Review, 19 (4), 399–408.
Meguro, K. & Tagel-Din, H. (1997). A new efficient technique for fracture analysis of structures. Bulletin of Earthquake Resistant Structure Research Center, 30, 103–116.
Meguro, K. & Tagel-Din, H. (2000). Applied element method for structural analysis: theory and application for linear materials. Structural Engineering/Earthquake Engineering, 17 (1), 31–45. (Crossref)
Meguro, K. & Tagel-Din, H. (2001). Applied Element Simulation of RC Structures under cyclic loading. Journal of Structural Engineering, 127 (Nov.), 1295–1305. (Crossref)
Meguro, K. & Tagel-Din, H. (2002). Applied Element Method used for large displacement structural analysis. Journal of Natural Disaster Science, 24 (1), 25–34.
Moss, J. M. (2020). Development, verification, and validation of an applied Element Method simulation framework for glass lite fracture, fragmentation, and debris field prediction (doctoral dissertation). The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte.
Nichols, J. & Totoev, Y. (1997). Experimental determination of the dynamic Modulus of Elasticity of masonry units. 15th Australian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, 2015, 1–7.
Tagel-Din, H. & Meguro, K. (1999). Applied Element Method: a new efficient tool for design of structure considering its failure behavior. 5th US National Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, 13, 1–30.
Tagel-Din, H. & Meguro, K. (2000a). Analysis of small scale RC building subjected to shaking table tests using applied element method. Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 1–8. Retrieved from: http://www.iitk.ac.in/nicee/wcee/article/0464.pdf [acccessed: 13.08.2022].
Tagel-Din, H. & Meguro, K. (2000b). Applied element method for dynamic large deformation analysis of structures. Doboku Gakkai Ronbunshu, 2000 (661), 1–10. (Crossref)
Tagel-Din, H. & Rahman, N. A. (2006). The Applied Element Method: the ultimate analysis of progressive collapse. STRUCTURE Magazine, 4, 30–33.
Tokal-Ahmed, Y. M. (2009). Response of bridge structures subjected to blast loads and protection techniques to mitigate the effect of blast hazards on bridges. Rutgers-New Brunswick: The State University of New Jersey.
Wibowo, H., Reshotkina, S. S. & Lau, D. T. (2009). Modelling progressive collapse of RC bridges during earthquakes. Proceedings, Annual Conference – Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 2, 899–909.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.