Design of two Link of a Medium-Rise Building


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Title: Design of two Link of a Medium-Rise Building

Author(s): Hakim Bouadi and Asif Wahidi

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 273


Appears on pages(s): 1-10


Date: 9/20/2010

Utilizing the real world project of a 6-story tall reinforced concrete building located in a moderate seismic zone, this example demonstrates the design of coupling beams (or as often named link beams) by application of the strut and tie provisions of ACI 318 Appendix A. A coupling beam with a moderate shear level and a 2nd coupling beam with a high shear levels are designed. The former beam is designed using longitudinal and web reinforcement while the latter utilizes diagonal reinforcement. For demonstration purposes, the beam design utilizing diagonal reinforcement incorporates parts of ACI 318-08 chapter 21.9; however, for moderate seismic zones, section 21.9 need not apply.