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The Effects of Diaphragm Components in Resisting Lateral Stability of Precast Concrete Frames

Abd Rahman, Ahmad Baharuddin and Rais, Ahmad Zaidon (2005) The Effects of Diaphragm Components in Resisting Lateral Stability of Precast Concrete Frames. Project Report. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Frame system structures which composed of only reinforced concrete columns, beams and slabs, have been recently adopted for many framed buildings. Generally, flexural stiffness of slabs is ignored in the conventional analysis of bare frame structures. However, in reality, the floor slabs may have some influence on the lateral response of the structures. Consequently, if the flexural stiffness of slabs in a frame system structure is totally ignored, the lateral stiffness of the global frames may be underestimated. Therefore, the objective of the research is to investigate the effects of floor diaphragms in multi-storey frames by comparing the two models of frames with slabs and without slabs. The results show that the slabs can slightly increase the lateral stability of bare frames by about 10% to18%. Furthermore, it can be seen from the study that the main important role of the slab is actually to act as a deep beam in transferring the horizontal loads from the slabs to the columns.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:frame system structures; horizontal precast concrete components; shear forces; stresses; precast concrete frames
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:2732
Deposited By: Rashidah Abdul Shukor
Deposited On:21 May 2007 07:21
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:04

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