Influence of reinforced column details on building collapse envelope

Vara, Güncel
Building collapse envelopes are simple yet reliable data representations used for depicting load-carrying and deformation capacities of reinforced concrete buildings and the relationship of these two types of performance-related quantities. These envelopes exhibit variations when structural parameters of the buildings they represent are tweaked. This study is intended to investigate the influence of reinforced concrete column details on building collapse envelopes. Numerical models of two five-story residential buildings light-to-moderately damaged and under the risk of progressive collapse after an earthquake event are created, and variants of these models are prepared by changing compressive concrete strength, floor number, stirrup spacing and longitudinal steel reinforcement ratio values. Results obtained by the analyses of these models are employed to construct corresponding building collapse envelopes. These envelopes are compared among themselves to examine the impacts of introduced parameter changes. Comparisons revealed that the four groups of parameters tested with the analyses of variants introduce consistent impacts to building collapse envelopes and these impacts could be further investigated for improving available reinforced concrete column design and assessment procedures.


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Citation Formats
G. Vara, “Influence of reinforced column details on building collapse envelope,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.