Gravity Load Collapse of Building Frame During Earthquakes

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Title: Gravity Load Collapse of Building Frame During Earthquakes

Author(s): J. P. Moehle, K. J. Elwood, and H. Sezen

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 197

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 215-238

Keywords: axialload, buildings, collapse, columns, design; Keywords: earthquakes; experimentation; reinforced concrete; shear

Date: 4/1/2002

Abstract:
Earthquake reconnaissance has identified failure of reinforced concrete columnsas a primary cause of collapse of older existing reinforced concrete buildingframes during earthquakes. Apparent column failure, however, does not always result in building collapse. A study of columns tested in the laboratory examinesloss of lateral and vertical load capacities. Correlations with geometric, materials, and loading characteristics are identified.