- Literature Review on Seismic Performance of Building Cladding Systems.
National Inst. of Standards and Technology (BFRL), Gaithersburg, MD.,
- Chapter 1 is an introduction that includes definitions, cladding panel configurations, details of architectural precast concrete cladding systems in the U.S.A., New Zealand, Japan, and Canada. Chapter 2 describes the current practice for seismically isolated precast concrete cladding panels and connections, including U.S. codes and their interpretation and foreign codes. Chapter 3 offers information on the structural utilization of precast concrete cladding panels and connections, including a historical overview, levels of contribution in seismic response, architectural implications for structural cladding, conditions for effective structural cladding, and issues of responsibility. Chapter 4 contains abstracts and informational highlights from research on the structural utilization of precast concrete cladding panels and connections, including eleven sets of research projects from the U.S.A., one project from Canada, and one project from Japan. Chapter 5 outlines other cladding materials for heavy panels, including prefabricated panel systems, GFRC panels, new types of reinforcement, a new type of RC sandwich panels, and steel and steel alloy panels.
- ; Earthquake resistance; Ground motion; Buildings; Building codes; Earthquake engineering; Seismic design; Reinforced concrete; Soil-structure interactions; Steels; Literature surveys; Cladding; Structural members; Structural response; Construction; Precast concrete; Seismic effects; Structural analysis; Seismic isolation