Analysis of the Full Scale Seven Story Reinforced Concrete Test Structure


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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

Volume: 84


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.

Date: 10/1/1984

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.