Effects Of Openings On Collapse Risk Of Infiled Rc Buildings

Akansel, Vesile Hatun
Yakut, Ahmet
Gülkan, Hakkı Polat
Infill wall arrangements affect the failure mechanism and create localised damages. Such effects include increased axial forces on columns due to overturning, concentrated shear forces at the ends of beams and columns, and localised deformations in columns surrounded by discontinuous infills. In this study, we concerned the effects of openings, such as doors and windows in the infill walled reinforced concrete buildings on the failure mechanisms and collapse risk. Analytical models assembled in which the infill walls modelled with macro modelling approaches. OpenSEES software was used for modelling and comparison of the numerical models with experiments. Reliable and accurate infill wall model that simplifies modelling and decreases computational effort will be preferred. 3, 5 and 8 story frames were modelled. Bare frame results compared with fully infilled and infilled frames with openings. Failure mechanisms are investigated for different infill wall arrangements. Engineering demand parameters such as base shear capacities, inter-story and roof drift are investigated. Computed demands compared with the design parameters defined in TEC 2007 (Turkish Earthquake Code).
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V. H. Akansel, A. Yakut, and H. P. Gülkan, “Effects Of Openings On Collapse Risk Of Infiled Rc Buildings,” presented at the 4. Uluslararası Deprem Mühendisliği Konferansı (11 Kasım - 13 Ocak 2017), 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/84552.