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Seismic performance of reinforced concrete shear wall buildings with underground stories
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  • Journal title : Earthquakes and Structures
  • Volume 10, Issue 4,  2016, pp.965-988
  • Publisher : Techno-Press
  • DOI : 10.12989/eas.2016.10.4.965
 Title & Authors
Seismic performance of reinforced concrete shear wall buildings with underground stories
Saad, George; Najjar, Shadi; Saddik, Freddy;
This paper investigates the seismic behavior of reinforced concrete shear wall buildings with multiple underground stories. A base-case where the buildings are modeled with a fixed condition at ground level is adopted, and then the number of basements is incrementally increased to evaluate changes in performance. Two subsurface site conditions, corresponding to very dense sands and medium dense sands, are used for the analysis. In addition, three ground shaking levels are used in the study. Results of the study indicated that while the common design practice of cropping the structure at the ground surface leads to conservative estimation of the base shear for taller and less rigid structures; it results in unpredicted and nonconservative trends for shorter and stiffer structures.
soil structure interaction;shear wall buildings;underground stories;nonlinear time history analysis;
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