Seismic behaviour of multi-storey R/C frames tested on an earthquake simulator

E Vintzileou, Y Lu, G F Zhang

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Abstract

The effects of various irregularities on the seismic behaviour of multi-storey R. C. frames were investigated in a recent research project conducted at NTUA. The geometry of the frames was selected so as to be covered by EC8. The frames were first designed in their prototype scale in accordance with the relevant provisions in EC8, subsequently their 1:5.5-scale models were constructed by observing similitude laws and they were tested on an earthquake simulator. This paper presents an outline of the earthquake simulation testing program and the main experimental results. Some comments regarding the efficiency of the specific design measures included in EC8 are also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEISMIC DESIGN PRACTICE INTO THE NEXT CENTURY
EditorsE Booth
Place of PublicationLEIDEN
PublisherA A BALKEMA PUBLISHERS
Pages443-450
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)90-5410-934-3
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Event6th SECED Conference on Seismic Design Practice into the Next Century - OXFORD
Duration: 26 Mar 199827 Mar 1998

Conference

Conference6th SECED Conference on Seismic Design Practice into the Next Century
CityOXFORD
Period26/03/9827/03/98

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