Seismic performance of low and medium-rise RC buildings with wide-beam and ribbed-slab

  • Turker, Kaan (Balikesir University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Civil Engineering) ;
  • Gungor, Ilhan (Boga Engineering Company)
  • Received : 2017.09.25
  • Accepted : 2018.06.26
  • Published : 2018.10.25


In this study, seismic performance of low and medium-rise RC buildings with wide-beam and ribbed-slab were evaluated numerically. Moment resisting systems consisting of moment and dual frame were selected as structural system of the buildings. Sufficiency of moment resisting wide-beam frames designed with high ductility requirements were evaluated. Upon necessity frames were stiffen with shear-walls. The buildings were designed in accordance with the Turkish Earthquake Code (TEC 2007) and were evaluated by using the strain-based nonlinear static method specified in TEC. Second order (P-delta) effects on the lateral load capacity of the buildings were also assessed in the study. The results indicated that the predicted seismic performances were achieved for the low-rise (4-story) building with the high ductility requirements. However, the moment resisting frame with high ductility was not adequate for the medium-rise building. Addition of sufficient amount of shear-walls to the system proved to be efficient way of providing the target performance of structure.


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