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Title: Japanese PRESSS Design Guidelines for Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Author(s): S. Otani

Publication: Symposium Paper

Volume: 157


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

DOI: 10.14359/1007

Date: 10/1/1995

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.