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Initial Conceptual Design Of Earthquake Resistant Rlc And Masonry Buildings According To Eurocode 8

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ER030021

Volume

72

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

616.25 kb

Author(s)

T. Slak & V. Kilar

Abstract

Initial conceptual design of earthquake resistant rlc and masonry buildings according to Eurocode 8 T. Slak & V. Kilar University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Slovenia Abstract This paper summarizes and analyses the basic requirements associated with the initial conceptual design of reinforced concrete and masonry buildings that are included in Eurocode 8 (EC8) into an easily understandable synopsis accompanied with practical examples and pictures. The synopsis is intended to be used by architects and other types of engineers; its purpose is to increase the knowledge about the rules of earthquake resistant design, especially about those that should be respected during the initial conceptual design of the building. In this way we can approach the problem of constructing an earthquake resistant structure from another end, by trying to avoid the "bad" structure layouts during the initial design phase. 1 Introduction The experiences from the past strong earthquakes prove that the initia

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