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Computers and Concrete   Volume 16, Number 3, September 2015, pages 381-397
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/cac.2015.16.3.381
 
Seismic behavior of RC building by considering a model for shear wall-floor slab connections
Mehdi Soleimani-Abiat and Mohammad-Reza Banan

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    Connections are the most important regions in a structural system especially for buildings in seismic zones. In R.C. structures due to large dimensions of members and lack of cognition of the stress distribution in a connection, reaching a comprehensive understanding of the connection behaviors becomes more complicated. The shear wall-to-floor slab connections in lateral load resisting systems have a potential weakness in transferring loads from slabs to shear walls which might change the path of load transformation to shear walls. This paper tries to investigate the effects of seismic load combinations on the behavior of slabs at their connection zones with the shear walls. These connection zones naturally are the most critical regions of the slabs in RC buildings. The investigation carried on in a simulated environment by considering three different structures with different shear wall layout. The final results of our study reveal that layout of shear walls in a building significantly affects the magnification of forces developed at the shear wall-floor slab connections.
 
Key Words
    connection; floor slab; shear wall; FE method; seismic effects
 
Address
Mehdi Soleimani-Abiat: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Fars 71348-51156, Iran ; Engineering Department, PAYSAZ Co., Ahvaz 61436-1570, Iran
Mohammad-Reza Banan: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Fars 71348-51156, Iran
 

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