CKI-21: NON-LINEAR BEHAVIOR OF A TUBULAR STRUCTURE
• Hatem Y. Goucha
• Vitelmo V. Bertero
The main objective of this work is to achieve a better understanding of how RC tubular structures can dissipate large amounts of the EQ energy input by studying their non-linear behavior of reinforced concrete tubular structures through mathematical modelling and non-linear analysis. The analysis includes static pushover and a dynamic time history ground motion analysis of a 2D model.
To achieve the main objective, it was necessary to accomplish the following secondary objectives: first, the development of a reliable 2D model of the tubular structure, and second, the establishment of the importance of including the internal gravity frames in the modelling process of a tube building for the purposes of design.
July 15, 1991 - January 14, 1993