In existing Reinforced Concrete (RC) framed buildings, floor structural components (i.e. RC topping and joists) may play a crucial role in the seismic performance of the structure. The interaction between floor diaphragms and seismic-resistant frames can lead to different effects, depending on the relative stiffness and resistance of the elements belonging to the structures and on the adopted construction details. In this work, these aspects are deepened with reference to the institute “A. De Gasperi – R. Battaglia”, located in Norcia, Italy, chosen as case study. The seismic response of the building is investigated through pushover analyses by adopting a multi-layered shell element approach, where the mechanical nonlinearity is evaluated by using the PARC_CL 2.1 crack model, implemented as user subroutine in Abaqus FE package. The obtained results highlight that the modelling of the diaphragm increases the flexural capacity of the beams, so determining an increase of the seismic global response for frames characterized by ductile failure modes. The modelling of diaphragms may also alter beam-column strength hierarchy and stresses’ magnitude in beam-to-column joints, leading to anticipated brittle failures, that cannot be detected through the modelling of the bare frame

Role of floor diaphragms on the seismic response of reinforced concrete frames / Belletti, B.; Michelini, E.; Ravasini, S.. - ELETTRONICO. - (2022), pp. 945-954. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 3rd European conference on earthquake engineering & seismology tenutosi a Bucharest, Romania nel 4-9 September, 2022.

Role of floor diaphragms on the seismic response of reinforced concrete frames

Belletti B.;Michelini E.;Ravasini S.
2022-01-01

Abstract

In existing Reinforced Concrete (RC) framed buildings, floor structural components (i.e. RC topping and joists) may play a crucial role in the seismic performance of the structure. The interaction between floor diaphragms and seismic-resistant frames can lead to different effects, depending on the relative stiffness and resistance of the elements belonging to the structures and on the adopted construction details. In this work, these aspects are deepened with reference to the institute “A. De Gasperi – R. Battaglia”, located in Norcia, Italy, chosen as case study. The seismic response of the building is investigated through pushover analyses by adopting a multi-layered shell element approach, where the mechanical nonlinearity is evaluated by using the PARC_CL 2.1 crack model, implemented as user subroutine in Abaqus FE package. The obtained results highlight that the modelling of the diaphragm increases the flexural capacity of the beams, so determining an increase of the seismic global response for frames characterized by ductile failure modes. The modelling of diaphragms may also alter beam-column strength hierarchy and stresses’ magnitude in beam-to-column joints, leading to anticipated brittle failures, that cannot be detected through the modelling of the bare frame
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Role of floor diaphragms on the seismic response of reinforced concrete frames / Belletti, B.; Michelini, E.; Ravasini, S.. - ELETTRONICO. - (2022), pp. 945-954. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 3rd European conference on earthquake engineering & seismology tenutosi a Bucharest, Romania nel 4-9 September, 2022.
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