Effect of Symmetrical Floor Plan Shapes with Re-Entrant Corners on Seismic Behavior of RC Buildings

P. Sanketh*, B.D.V. Chandra Mohan Rao**
* M.Tech Student, Department of Civil Engineering, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
** Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Periodicity:June - August'2015
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jste.4.2.3556

Abstract

The Seismic behavior of buildings critically depends on its overall shape, size, and configuration. Buildings with re-entrant corners in plan are considered to be irregular by many seismic design codes. The seismic behavior of RC buildings with symmetrical floor plan shapes having re-entrant corners (H shape, + shape) is investigated in this paper. Various types of building plan configurations with increasing amount of irregularity (A/L ratio) as per IS 1893 code are modelled and analyzed using ETABS 2015 software. A regular plan building is also modelled as a bench mark problem to compare all irregular models. Response spectrum analysis has been carried out for all these models located in seismic zone V of India. Various dynamic parameters such as Story displacement, Story drift and Base shear are compared and some useful conclusions are drawn.

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Sanketh, P., and Rao, B.D.V.C.M. (2015). Effect of Symmetrical Floor Plan Shapes with Re-Entrant Corners on Seismic Behavior of RC Buildings. i-manager’s Journal on Structural Engineering, 4(2), 15-21. https://doi.org/10.26634/jste.4.2.3556

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