WIT Press


Performance Based Design Of Masonry Infilled Reinforced Concrete Frames For Near-field Earthquakes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OP120181

Volume

125

Pages

13

Page Range

203 - 215

Published

2012

Size

518 kb

Author(s)

A. Madan, D. Das & A. Hashmi

Abstract

Performance Based Design (PBD) is an iterative exercise in which a preliminary trial design of the building structure is selected and if the selected trial design of the building structure does not conform to the desired performance objective, the trial design is revised. In this context, development of a fundamental approach for performance based seismic design of masonry infilled frames with minimum number of trials is an important objective. The paper presents a plastic design procedure based on the energy balance concept for PBD design of multi-story multi-bay masonry infilled reinforced concrete (R/C) frames subjected to nearfield earthquakes. The proposed energy based plastic design procedure was implemented for trial performance based seismic design of representative masonry infilled reinforced concrete frames with various practically relevant distributions of masonry infill panels over the frame elevation. Non-linear dynamic analyses of the trial PBD of masonry infilled R/C frames was performed under the action of near-field earthquake ground motions. The results of non-linear dynamic analyses demonstrate that the proposed energy method is effective for performance based design of masonry infilled R/C frames under near-field as well as far-field earthquakes. Keywords: masonry infilled frame, energy methods, near-fault ground motions, pushover analysis, nonlinear dynamic analysis, seismic demand.

Keywords

masonry infilled frame, energy methods, near-fault ground motions, pushover analysis, nonlinear dynamic analysis, seismic demand.