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Abstract

A PsD test of a full-scale 4-storey dual structure is described, including its design rationale and objectives and main test results. The test structure consists of two parallel frames which include a coupled wall. One of the frames is designed and detailed according to the ENV-version of EC8 for DCH, while the other is designed according to a procedure that aims at tailoring the distribution of member (mainly transverse) reinforcement to the member inelastic deformation demands induced by the design earthquake. The structure was subjected to a motion representative of its life-safety design earthquake and then to a motion with intensity increased by 50% and corresponding to its collapse-prevention motion. The side designed to EC8 suffered less damage than the other side, but not so much due to its (by 50%) reinforcement, but because of some detailing problems of the other side.

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Authors: COLOMBO A, Laboratoire Sols, Solides, Structures, Grenoble (FR);MOLINA J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety, European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA), Ispra (IT);NEGRO P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety, European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA), Ispra (IT);TSIONIS G, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety, European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA), Ispra (IT);FARDIS M N, University of Patras (GR);PANAGIOTAKAS T B, University of Patras (GR)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: 12th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering Organised by: European Association for Earthquake Engineering Held at: London (GB), 9-13 September 2002
Availability: The conference proceedings will be published by Elsevier Science.
Record Number: 200214522 / Last updated on: 2002-04-03
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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