Investigation of Axial Failure of a Corner Column in a 14-Story Reinforced Concrete Building

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Title: Investigation of Axial Failure of a Corner Column in a 14-Story Reinforced Concrete Building

Author(s): Aishwarya Y. Puranam and Santiago Pujol

Publication: Structural Journal

Volume: 116

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 93-101

Keywords: axial; column; compression failure; corner; discontinuous walls; partitions.

Date: 1/1/2019

Abstract:
This paper discusses plausible causes for the failure of a corner column in a 14-story reinforced concrete moment-frame building in Tainan, Taiwan, during the Meinong Earthquake of February 6, 2016. It is concluded that the failure occurred because of the effect of discontinuous partition walls. Nevertheless, the analyses presented suggest that, in strong ground shaking, the column would have been subjected to excessive axial compression even in the absence of said walls.