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Title: Seismic Behavior of Waffle Plate Buildings
Author(s): Roberto MeliI and Mario Rodriguez
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 33-41
Keywords: buildings; damage; earthquake-resistant structures; failure; flat concrete plates; lateral pressure; performance; punching shear; stiffness; structural design; waffle slabs; Structural Research
Abstract:Many midrise buildings with waffle flat plates on concrete columns were severely damaged in the Sept. 19, 1985, Mexico City earthquake. The characteristics of these buildings and the prevailing modes of failures are briefly described. The performance of three specific buildings is evaluated and compared with what could be predicted from present design procedures.
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