Influence of Infill Material on the Overall Behavior of a Reinforced Concrete Frame Structure

Author(s):
Tomme: LX (LXIV) | Fascicle: 1 | 2014
Pages: 21-30
Abstract text:
Reinforced concrete frame structures are a wide spread structural system all around the world. Considered to be flexible structures, they are strongly recommended in areas with height seismicity. The main principle is to create weak breams and strong column, in order that the failure mechanism to be beams and then columns. Severe problems appear due to the supplementary stiffness the non-structural elements bring. Among them is the infill masonry that can be made of several materials and can influence the overall behavior of the structure. The present paper presents the influence of the infill material on the overall behavior of the structure. Numerical simulation in two different computer software is performed. The authors present also a solution to make the infill material to work in the same way as the structural system.
Key Words:
infill material; reinforced concrete frame structure; polyurethane; stiffness.

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Author(s) Information

Ioana Olteanu
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
Email: olteanuioa@yahoo.com
Vlăduţ Iftode
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
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Mihai Budescu
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
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