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Response Of The Building "Mercado Torroja" Of Algeciras, Under Seismic Load

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR030531

Volume

66

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

667.33 kb

Author(s)

A. Corz, J. Franco & J. Dominguez

Abstract

Response of the building "Mercado Torroja" of Algeciras, under seismic load A. ~orz', J. ~ r a n c o ~ & J. ~orninguez~ 1 Departamento de Ingenieria Civil, Universidad de Mdaga. Plaza de El Ejido s/n. 2901 3 Malaga 2 Departamento de Ingenieria Industrial y Civil. Universidad de Cadiz Avda. Ramon Pup1 s/n. Algeciras. 3 Departamento de Mecanica de Medios Continuos y Teoria de Estructuras Universidad de Sevilla. Camino de 10s descubvimientos s/n. Sevilla Abstract The Market of Algeciras is one of the most singular buildings of the Spanish engineer Eduardo Torroja. The roof of this structure is a spherical shell supported on eight peripheral piles. This building was built in 1933, and it is being restored at the present. This paper studies the behaviour of this structure when an earthquake hits it. The analysis is made using the current techniques of finite elements [4]. Since there was no regulation when the structure was built, the norm NCSE-94 [6] has been used in the analysis. 1 Introduction

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