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A study of a reinforced concrete building structure (assemblage of shearwalls, coupled walls and frames) subjected to earthquake loading is reported. The study consisted primarily of the nonlinear analysis of a structure designed using Eurocode No. 8 (EC8) assuming a high ductility (ductility class `H'). A stochastic model of the seismic action was assumed as the input for the nonlinear analysis and the structure was modelled by beam elements assumed to have nonlinearity described by Takeda type relations concentrated at the ends. The response, quantified in terms of displacements, interstorey drifts and ductility demand, was compared with the EC8 provisions.

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Authors: PINTO A V, JRC Ispra (IT);JONES P M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Conference on Buildings with Load Bearing Concrete Walls in Seismic Zones, Paris (FR), June 13-14, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36193 ORA
Record Number: 199110822 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en