Inelastic Behavior of the Building


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Title: Inelastic Behavior of the Building

Author(s): M. Yoshlmura and Y. Kurose

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 84


Appears on pages(s): 163-201

Keywords: deformation; dynamic tests; earthquake resistant structures; elastic properties; hinges (structural); lateral pressure; multistory buildings; reinforced concrete; shear strength; shearwalls.

Date: 10/1/1984

This paper is intended to discuss the inelastic behavior of the seven-story full-scale reinforced concrete building observed i n the pseudo-dynamic test. Analyses of the data led to the observations regarding structural response, as affected by the behavior of the constituent members of the building such as slabs, beams, columns and wall . Most significant findings from the studies are: (1) slab reinforcement contributes to the flexural resistance of the beams to a much larger extent than suggested in many building codes, (2) the transverse beams connected to the tensile boundary columns of the wall restrain the upward movement of these columns increasing the axial compression in these members, and (3) the maximum lateral strength of the building should be evaluated by incorporating these observations.