Last year, we tested a full-scale reinforced concrete building structure subjected to the sudden removal of corner columns. This research was funded by the BBVA Foundation through a Leonardo Grant.

In the last few months, we have been working on the computational modelling of the experiment and also on a wide parametric study. We have performed Finite Element models using ABAQUS/Explicit software.

This work has been done in collaboration with researchers from the University of Surrey and has allowed us understand the behaviour of the building in different scenarios.