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Structural Engineering and Mechanics   Volume 28, Number 1, January10 2008, pages 69-88
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/sem.2008.28.1.069
 
The effects of construction practices on the seismic performance of RC frames with masonry infills
Nikos D. Lagaros and Martha A. Geraki

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    A number of construction practices, implemented during the design process of a reinforced concrete (RC) structural system, may have significant consequences on the behaviour of the structural system
in the case of earthquake loading. Although a number of provisions are imposed by the contemporary Greek national design codes for the seismic design of RC structures, in order to reduce the consequences, the influence of the construction practices on the seismic behaviour of the structural system remains significant. The objective of this work is to perform a comparative study in order to examine the influence of three, often encountered, construction practices namely weak ground storey, short and floating columns and two combinations on the seismic performance of the structural system with respect to the structural capacity and the maximum interstorey drifts in three earthquake hazard levels.
 
Key Words
    construction practice; Greek national design codes; capacity spectrum method; hazard levels.
 
Address
Nikos D. Lagaros: Institute of Structural Analysis & Seismic Research, National Technical University of Athens, 9, Iroon Polytechniou Str., Zografou Campus, 157 80 Athens, Greece
Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, 383 34 Volos, Greece
Martha A. Geraki: Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, 383 34 Volos, Greece
 

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