Modelling and analysis of infilled frame structures under seismic loads

Dorji, Jigme & Thambiratnam, David P. (2009) Modelling and analysis of infilled frame structures under seismic loads. The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal, 3, pp. 119-126.

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In-filled frame structures are commonly used in buildings, even in those located in seismically active regions. Precent codes unfortunately, do not have adequate guidance for treating the modelling, analysis and design of in-filled frame structures. This paper addresses this need and first develops an appropriate technique for modelling the infill-frame interface and then uses it to study the seismic response of in-filled frame structures. Finite element time history analyses under different seismic records have been carried out and the influence of infill strength, opening and soft-storey phenomenon are investigated. Results in terms of tip deflection, fundamental period, inter-storey drift ratio and stresses are presented and they will be useful in the seismic design of in-filled frame structures.

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ID Code: 19634
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: In-filled, frames, response, re-inforced concrete, seismic
ISSN: 1874-8368
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2009 00:54
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 04:05

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