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Seismic Response of Reinforced Concrete Frame Buildings with Different Ductility Classes Using EC8 and EC2
Engineering and Construction
Pages 40 (10040 words)
Title: Seismic Response of Reinforced Concrete Frame Buildings with Different Ductility Classes Using EC8 and EC2 Chapter 1: Introduction: 1.1. A Brief Introduction to Reinforced Concrete (RC) Buildings and Different Ductility: Over the years gradually there have been greater advancements in the various concrete structures and measures that can be applied for the construction of buildings.
The concept of reinforced concrete was first initiated in Japan during the 1950s. However in the initial times, the use of the RC buildings was not considered as significant, a situation that has modified in the present times (Aoyama, 2001, pp.1-2). Considering natural calamities like the earthquake, it is essential that the constructed buildings are based on such materials that are capable of resisting such calamities. Ductility or robustness of the concrete structures plays a significant role in this regard. However obtaining the necessary concrete structures might require the application of advanced technologies that at times may be difficult for developing countries to achieve. Reinforced concrete materials are easily available as well as they are economical in nature. Its characteristic stiffness provides efficient support to the constructed buildings in situations of earthquakes. Damages, to a great extent, can be reduced through such measures (Dowrick, 2009, p.367). Structural Eurocodes represent the technical rules needed to be followed while selection and construction of buildings. ...
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