Moment capacity ratio at beam – column joint in a regular RC framed building

Sunayana, S (2014) Moment capacity ratio at beam – column joint in a regular RC framed building. MTech thesis.



Reinforced concrete moment resisting frames (RCMRF) are structural systems that should be designed to ensure proper energy dissipation capacity when subjected to seismic loading. In this design philosophy the capacity design approach that is currently used in practice demands “strong-column / weak-beam” design to have good ductility and a preferable collapse mechanism in the structure. When only the flexural strength of longitudinal beams controls the overall response of a structure, RC beam-column connections display ductile behaviour (with the joint panel region essentially remaining elastic). The failure mode where in the beams form hinges is usually considered to be the most favourable mode for ensuring good global energy-dissipation without much degradation of capacity at the connections. Though many international codes recommend the moment capacity ratio at beam column joint to be more than one, still there are lots of discrepancies among these codes and Indian standard is silent on this aspect. So in the present work pushover analysis is being done using SAP 2000 for increasing moment capacity ratio at beam column joints and its effect on the global ductility and lateral strength of the structure is studied. To incorporate the uncertainties in material properties, a probabilistic approach is followed to observe the effect of ground motion intensity on probability of exceedance of any specific damage state for structures designed considering different moment capacity ratios (MCR) at the connections. For this objective fragility curves are developed considering the pushover curves obtained from the nonlinear static analysis. Ductility of the structure increases with increase of MCR. Also the buildings designed with lesser MCR values are found to be more fragile compared to the building with higher MCR.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:pushover, moment capacity ratio, fragility, ductility, lateral strength
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Structural Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Civil Engineering
ID Code:6301
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:09 Sep 2014 11:44
Last Modified:09 Sep 2014 11:44
Supervisor(s):Sarkar , P

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