Modular Modeling Approach for Analysis of Cellular Beams

Gul Ahmed Jokhio, Yasmeen Gul, Ehsanullah Kakar


This paper presents the modular modeling approach adapted for the analysis of a cellular beam. These beams can be very useful for reducing the overall floor thickness in order to improve the Architectural design of a building. The cellular beam is made of a steel I-section with a total of 32 holes throughout its length. The finite element model of the beam is divided into 32 partitions
and each partition is analyzed on a different processor. This partitioning method is based on a domain decomposition technique using dual partition super-elements. The analysis results are compiled and it is shown that with the help of the partitioning method, the nonlinear analysis of cellular beams has become more efficient and more accurate.


Cellular Beams; Thin Floors; Modular Modeling; Domain Decomposition; Nonlinear Analysis

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