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Title: Analysis of the Full Scale Seven Story Reinforced Concrete Test Structure
Author(s): S. Otanl, T. KabeyaSawa, H. Shiohara, and H. Aoyama
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 203-239
Keywords: computer programs; dynamic structural analysis; earthquake resistant structures; earthquakes; frames; hysteresis; load tests (structural); multistory buildings; reinforced concrete; shearwalls; stiffness.
Abstract:This paper describes an analysis of the full-scale seven-story reinforced concrete building tested as part of the U.S.- Japan Cooperative Research Program Utilizing Large Scale Testing Facilities. A general purpose computer program was developed to simulate the inelastic behaviour of a reinforced concrete shear wall-frame structure. On the basis of given structural geometry and material properties, this paper places an emphasis to clarify (a) methods to model member hysteresis behaviour and (b) methods to determine member stiffness properties. A good correlation of the observed and computed response of the test structure is reported including waveforms, hysteresis relations, and local deformations.
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