Accession Number:

ADA273931

Title:

Structural Engineering and Mechanics, An International Journal. Volume 1. Number 1.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept.,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1993-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

The behavior of shear-wall dominant, low-rise, multistory reinforced concrete building structures is investigated. Because there are no beams or columns and the slab and wall thicknesses are approximately equal, available codes give little information relative to design for gravity and lateral loads. Items which effect the analysis of shear-wall dominant building structures, i.e. , material nonlinearity including rotating crack capability, 3-D behavior, slab- wall interaction, floor flexibilities, stress concentrations around openings, the location and the amount of main discrete reinforcement are investigated. For this purpose 2 and 5 story building structures are modelled. To see the importance of 3-D modelling, the same structures are modelled by both 2-D and 3- D models. Loads are applied-first tile vertical then lateral loads which are static equivalent earthquake loads. The 3-D models of the structures are loaded in both in the longitudinal and transverse directions. A nonlinear isoparametric plate element with arbitrarily placed edge nodes is adapted in order to consider the amount and location of the main reinforcement. Finally the importance of 3-D effects including the T-C coupling between walls are indicated. Finite element, Nonlinear analysis, Reinforced concrete, Shear-walls.

Subject Categories:

  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE