COLLAPSE ASSESSMENT OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS IN REGIONS OF LOWER SEISMICITY

Grant number: DP140103350 | Funding period: 2014 - 2017

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Abstract

This research aims to develop a new displacement based (DB) method for regions of lower seismicity, using 'Displacement Controlled' phenomenon, to assess the risk of collapse and seismic performance of buildings. The project will investigate the system behaviour of buildings in Australia that are laterally supported by lightly reinforced concrete geometric walls, including both torsional and wall floor interaction effects. The new DB method could allow buildings in regions of lower seismicity to be designed for robustness, gravity and wind loading and then checked using displacement principles for seismic compliance, which will dramatically simplify and improve the current seismic design pro..

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