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Abstract

An experimental programme was conducted on a four-storey full-scale reinforced concrete building designed as a ductility class high structure in accordance with Eurocodes 2 and 8. The activity was defined as part of a co-operative research programme by the European Association of Structural Mechanics Laboratories. The pseudodynamic tests were conducted for a serviceability-level and for a high-level earthquake 1.5 times the reference accelerogram. The results of the pseudodynamic tests are presented. General conclusions about the performance of the structure are drawn, with attention to the effects of the adoption of the new high-strength B500 Tempcore steel. Effects such as the pull-out and the slippage of the bars in the joints, or the participation of the slab to the global stiffness were found to play a fundamental role in these kinds of structures.

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Authors: NEGRO P, JRC Ispra (IT);PINTO A V, JRC Ispra (IT);VERZELETTI G, JRC Ispra (IT);MAGONETTE G E, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Structural Engineering (1995)
Record Number: 199511505 / Last updated on: 1995-11-03
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en