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Title
Seismic Resistance Characteristics of Reinforced Concrete Beam-Supported Floor Slabs in Building Structures: Contribution of Floor Systems to Earthquake Resistance of Building Structural Frames.
File
PB81219172.pdf
Author(s)
Nakashima, M.; Huang, T.; Lu, L. W.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., April 1981, 353 p.
Identifying Number(s)
FEL-422.9
Abstract
This study investigates the in-plane seismic characteristics of reinforced concrete floor slabs which function as diaphragms placed between lateral load resisting systems. The paper focuses on the floor slab system with edge beams, referred to as the beam-supported floor system. The investigation consists of four phases: (1) experimental study, (2) analytical study, (3) parametric study, and (4) dynamic response analysis.
Keywords
Floors; Dynamic response; Dynamic structural analysis; Buildings; Elastic properties; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant structures; Loads (Forces); Reinforced concrete; Stiffness methods; Concrete slabs