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Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

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This chapter covers various aspects of seismic design of reinforced concrete structures with an emphasis on design for regions of high seismicity. Because the requirement for greater ductility in earthquake-resistant buildings represents the principal departure from the conventional design for gravity and wind loading, the major part of the discussion in this chapter will be devoted to considerations associated with providing ductility in members and structures. The discussion in this chapter will be confined to monolithically cast reinforced-concrete buildings. The concepts of seismic demand and capacity are introduced and elaborated on. Specific provisions for design of seismic resistant reinforced concrete members and systems are presented in detail. Appropriate seismic detailing considerations are discussed. Finally, a numerical example is presented where these principles are applied. Provisions of ACI-318/95 and IBC-2000 codes are identified and commented on throughout the chapter.

Key words

  • Seismic
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Earthquake
  • Design
  • Flexure
  • Shear
  • Torsion
  • Wall
  • Frame
  • Wall-Frame
  • Building
  • Hi-Rise
  • Demand
  • Capacity
  • Detailing
  • Code Provisions
  • IBC-2000
  • UBC-97
  • ACI-318

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Derecho, A.T., Kianoush, M.R. (2001). Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures. In: Naeim, F. (eds) The Seismic Design Handbook. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1693-4_10

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