• Along the length between the plastic hinges, reinforced concrete columns and beams are modeled as linear elements.

The Piled Plastic Behavior Model is a behavior model created with the assumption that nonlinear bending deformations are concentrated in a small region called a plastic joint . The system is assumed to behave linear-elastic in regions outside the plastic hinge area. For this reason, reinforced concrete columns and beams with the length remaining between plastic hinges are modeled as linear elements. Since the plastic hinges are automatically placed in the carrier system , the analysis model of the columns and beams, which will act as linear elements for the remaining length, is automatically created.

Effective Section Stiffness of Structural System Elements