Washington, District of Columbia
April 6, 2018
April 6, 2018
April 7, 2018
This paper presents results of a capstone senior project at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Students conducted a vulnerability assessment of a five-story building constructed in Southern California. The structure has non-ductile concrete shear walls at the core and gravity frames at the perimeter. Partial infilled walls exist within the perimeter frames, creating captive columns. Students studied as-built plans for the structure and conducted an assessment of the building based on FEMA-310. They modeled the structure in ETABS and performed an analysis under combined gravity and lateral loads. The students identified the most vulnerable structural elements in the building. They proposed a retrofit scheme to mitigate the risk of collapse due to seismic loading, which includes adding supplemental reinforced concrete shear walls to reduce torsion, shotcreting to increase wall shear capacities, saw-cutting infill walls, and fiber wrapping to increase the shear capacity of vulnerable perimeter columns.
Perez, F. J., & Salem, Y. (2018, April), Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of a Non-Ductile Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Building Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring Conference, Washington, District of Columbia. https://strategy.asee.org/29483
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