Automated Damage-Controlled Design of RC Buildings

by Young Soo Chung, Princeton Univ, United States,
Masanobu Shinozuka, Princeton Univ, United States,
Christian Meyer, Princeton Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability


This paper presents an automated damage-controlled design method, which aims for uniform damage distribution throughout the entire building frame while respecting the strong-column weak-beam design concept. Three design parameters, namely the longitudinal steel ratio, the confinement steel ratio and the frame member depth, were studied for their influence on the frame response to earthquakes. The design method is demonstrated with a four story example office building.

Subject Headings: Building design | Reinforced concrete | Concrete frames | Structural design | Steel frames | Construction methods | Seismic design

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