Variations of Column Shortening with Parameters ;;;
With increased height of structure, the effect of column shortening need special consideration in the design and construction of high-rise buildings. The shortening of each column affects nonstructural members such as partitions, cladding, and M/E systems, which are not designed to carry gravity forces. The slabs and beams will tilt due to the cumulative differential shortening of adeacent vertical members. The main purpose of estimating the total shortening of vertical structural member is to compensate the differential shortening between adeacent members. This paper presents effect of parameters for phenomenon of column shortening in vertical members. The paper presents effect of parameters for phenomenon of column shortening in vertical members. The conclusions obtained from this study are follow as ; Strength of concrete and steel ratio effected on column shortening caused by elastic and inelastic shortening. Also, it is known that Ultimate-shrinkage-Value, Specific-Creep-Value, and volume to surface ratio effected on inelastic shortening only. Particularly, Ultimate-Shrinkage-Value and Specific-Creep-Value effected considerable on the amount of total column shortening.