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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
Appears on pages(s): 93-101
Keywords: axial; column; compression failure; corner; discontinuous walls; partitions.
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.
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