Title: Japanese PRESSS Design Guidelines for Reinforced Concrete Buildings
Author(s): S. Otani
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 289-300
Keywords: capacity; deformation; dynamic characteristics; strength; earthquake-resistant structures; limit state design; loads (forces); reinforced concrete; serviceability; structural design; Design
Briefly introduces an ultimate strength design method for reinforced concrete buildings on the basis of the capacity design concept. A design guideline was developed in Japan as a part of the U. S.-Japan PRESSS (Precast Seismic Structural System) project. The design for earthquake loading is specified for the serviceability limit state and ultimate limit state. This paper introduces the concept of earthquake-resistant design for the ultimate limit state using a nonlinear static analysis under monotonically increasing force.