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Category : Earthquake Engineering

Earthquake engineering deals with the study of earthquake forces and its effects on the buildings and structures.

Performance of Various Types of Buildings during Earthquake

Performance of Various Types of Buildings during Earthquake Different types of buildings suffer different degrees of damage during earthquakes and the same has been studied here. 1. Mud and Adobe Houses during Earthquakes Unburnt sun dried bricks laid in mud mortar are called ...

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IMPROVING EARTHQUAKE RESISTANCE OF SMALL BUILDINGS

The earthquake resistance of small buildings may be increased by taking some precautions and measures in site selections, building planning and constructions as explained below: 1. Site Selection for small buildings: The building constructions should be avoided on (a) Near unstable embankments (b) On ...

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Calculate Earthquake Forces on Buildings and Structures

Earthquake resistant design requires calculation of earthquake forces on buildings and structures. The guide to earthquake resistant design of building and structures are given by IS 1893:2002 in India. In this article, how to calculate the earthquake forces for buildings and ...

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DAMPERS FOR SEISMIC RESISTANT STRUCTURES

Seismic Dampers Seismic Dampers are used in place of structural elements, like diagonal braces, for controlling seismic damage in structures. It partly absorbs the seismic energy and reduces the motion of buildings. Types of Seismic Dampers:Viscous ...

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TYPICAL DAMAGE AND COLLAPSE OF RC BUILDINGS

The following types of damage are quite common in reinforced concrete buildings: 1. Sliding of roofs off the supports Where the beams simply rest on walls or columns, they are bound to slide, when the earthquake intensity exceeds the ...

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Safe Design and Construction of Multistoried RCC Buildings

Safe Design and Construction of Multistoried RCC Buildings A large number of reinforced concrete multi-storey frame buildings were heavily damaged and many of them collapsed completely in Bhuj earthquake of 2001 in the towns of Kachchh District (viz., Bhuj, Bhachao, Anjar, ...

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PERFORMANCE BASED EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGN

The performance-based seismic engineering (PBSE) produces structures with predictable seismic performance. This approach is not new. Using this approach / model Turbine, Airplanes & Automobiles are made. In these applications one or more prototype are built and subjected to extensive ...

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I.S CODES ON EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT BUILDING DESIGN

Earthquake resistant building design guidelines are provided by set of Indian Standard codes (IS Codes). After observing Indian earthquakes for several years Bureau of Indian Standard has divided the country into five zones depending upon the severity of earthquake. IS ...

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Seismic Design of Multi-Storied RCC Buildings

Reinforced concrete multi-storied buildings are very complex to model as structural systems for analysis. Usually, they are modeled as two-dimensional or three-dimensional frame systems using finite beam elements. For evaluating stiffness matrix of beam elements, the properties required are ...

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