Publisher : Earthquake Engineering Society of Korea
DOI : 10.5000/EESK.2016.20.3.145
Title & Authors
Over-Strength, Ductility and Response Modification Factor of Small-Size Reinforced Concrete Moment Frame Buildings Kim, Taewan; Chu, Yurim; Park, Hong-Gun; Shin, Yeong Soo;
Small-size buildings are not designed by professional structural engineers in Korea. Therefore, their seismic performance can not be exactly estimated because their member sizes and reinforcement may be over- or under-designed. A prescriptive design criteria for the small-size buildings exists, but it also provides over-designed structural members since structural analysis is not incorporated, so it is necessary to revise the prescriptive criteria. The goal of this study was to provide an information for the revision, which is seismic performance and capability of small-size reinforced concrete moment frame buildings. For the study, the state of existing small-size reinforce-concrete buildings such as member size and reinforcement was identified by investigating their structural drawings. Then, over-strength, ductility and response modification factor of the small-size reinforced concrete moment frame buildings were estimated by analytical approach along with seismic performance check. The result showed that they possess moderate over-strength and ductility, and may use slightly increased response modification factor.
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