Effect of First-Story Shearwalls on Earthquake-Resistant Buildings

by Y. L. Mo, Natl Cheng Kung Univ, Tainan, Taiwan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


A Practical system for earthquake-resistant building design is described. The system utilizes Teflon sliders at the top of the first story framed shearwalls to carry a portion of the superstructure. The earthquake forces are basically resisted by the first story framed shearwalls, and energy dissipation is provided by the first story columns and by the Teflon sliders. Utilizing this concept the seismic response characteristics of a multistory frame are analyzed and discussed.

Subject Headings: Earthquake resistant structures | Building design | Shear walls | Seismic design | Earthquakes | Shear resistance | Structural analysis | Seismic tests

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