Damage assessment of reinforced concrete frames to ground excitations
Lim, Chee Leong
Date of Issue2005
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
In this thesis, it has been shown that the shear strength of an RC section may increase by about 40% under EIGM loading. A damage assessment technique is proposed for response of RC frames during Phase I. This technique considers the strength-enhancement effects and reflects the possible failure mechanisms. This is applied for a structural-level model, and the results are compared with those from a material-level model. The proposed damage assessment method produces damage results similar to those from a material-level model.
DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Structures and design
Nanyang Technological University