Improving RC seismic design through the CFP method

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dc.contributor.author Kotsovos, GM en
dc.contributor.author Zeris, C en
dc.contributor.author Pavlovic, MN en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:43:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:43:22Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en
dc.identifier.issn 0965-0911 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/31369
dc.subject Concrete structures en
dc.subject Seismic engineering en
dc.subject.classification Construction & Building Technology en
dc.subject.classification Engineering, Civil en
dc.subject.other Compressive strength en
dc.subject.other Concrete construction en
dc.subject.other Ductility en
dc.subject.other Earthquake resistance en
dc.subject.other Failure (mechanical) en
dc.subject.other Compressive zone en
dc.subject.other Ductile failures en
dc.subject.other Seismic design en
dc.subject.other Seismic engineering en
dc.subject.other Seismology en
dc.subject.other design en
dc.subject.other earthquake engineering en
dc.subject.other reinforced concrete en
dc.subject.other seismic response en
dc.title Improving RC seismic design through the CFP method en
heal.type conferenceItem en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1680/stbu.2005.158.5.291 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/stbu.2005.158.5.291 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2005 en
heal.abstract Earthquake-resistant design of concrete structures in accordance with the philosophy of current codes of practice can sometimes lead to early collapse that satisfies neither the assumed failure mode nor the ductility requirement of an element. Minor modifications to existing design rules for monotonic loading in accordance with the compressive force path (CFP) method are suggested. On the basis of the test results reported herein, these modifications are proven to ensure both ductile failures and sufficiently high ductility ratios under seismic conditions. Essentially, the modifications consist of increasing the number of hoop stirrups in the compressive zone(s) and extending their location along the span of the element, as well as increasing the number of stirrups extending throughout the cross-section height at the location of change in the CFP direction when the distance of this location from the load point is smaller than, or equal to, twice the depth of the effective height of the cross section. en
heal.journalName Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1680/stbu.2005.158.5.291 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000234519400002 en
dc.identifier.volume 158 en
dc.identifier.issue 5 en
dc.identifier.spage 291 en
dc.identifier.epage 302 en

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