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Quantifying axial deformations of core shear walls using modal parameters

Moragaspitiya, Praveen, Thambiratnam, David, Perera, Nimal, & Chan, Tommy H.T. (2011) Quantifying axial deformations of core shear walls using modal parameters. In The First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing, 27-29 April 2011, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

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Abstract

Differential axial deformation between column elements and shear wall elements of cores increase with building height and geometric complexity. Adverse effects due to the differential axial deformation reduce building performance and life time serviceability. Quantifying axial deformations using ambient measurements from vibrating wire, external mechanical and electronic strain gauges in order to acquire adequate provisions to mitigate the adverse effects is well established method. However, these gauges require installing in or on elements to acquire continuous measurements and hence use of these gauges is uneconomical and inconvenient. This motivates to develop a method to quantify the axial deformations. This paper proposes an innovative method based on modal parameters to quantify axial deformations of shear wall elements in cores of buildings. Capabilities of the method are presented though an illustrative example.

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ID Code: 43446
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Axial Deformation, Shear Wall Elements in Cores, Modal Paramters, Dynamic Stiffness Matrix, Finite Element Technique
ISBN: 9780980582741
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Authors & Queensland University of technology
Copyright Statement: This publication contains conference proceedings. Reproduction, but not modification, is permissible without the authors‘ consent provided that the authors‘ work is referenced appropriately. No modification of the contents of this publication is allowed. The Organising Committee and Queensland University of Technology are not responsible for the statements or opinions expressed in this publication. Any statements or views expressed in the papers contained in these Proceedings are those of the author(s). Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2011 10:20
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2011 02:08

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