Response of building systems with rocking piers and flexible diaphragms

Andrew C. Costley, Daniel P. Abrams

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Abstract

An examination of the appropriateness of two recent evaluation procedures (FEMA 178 and UCBC) is presented by comparing calculated response estimates with measured accelerations of two, reduced-scale unreinforced masonry buildings systems that were subjected to simulated earthquake motions on a shaking table. Predicted failure modes are compared with observed behavior, and recommendations for the usage of FEMA 178 Appendix C and UCBC Appendix Chapter 1 are made. The paper discusses the interaction of rocking piers and flexible diaphragms. Reductions in diaphragm motions due to pier rocking are detailed. Results from a nonlinear dynamic analysis model representing these effects are used to help explain the test observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages135-140
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 CCMS of the ASCE Symposium in Conjunction with Structures Congress XIV - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Apr 15 1996Apr 18 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 CCMS of the ASCE Symposium in Conjunction with Structures Congress XIV
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period4/15/964/18/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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