A three-dimensional analysis that considers the relative rigidities of the diaphragm and the elements of the LFRS provides the most accurate distribution of the forces in these components. However, because a cast-in-place reinforced concrete system behaves more like a single, monolithic element compared to other types of systems, simplified analysis methods can be used to determine in-plane force distributions; these methods give results that compare well to those from more sophisticated procedures. The buildings analyzed, which were subjected to the Acheh earthquake ground motion, developed plastic hinge due to the earthquake intensity of 0.012 g for all buildings except building of Employees’ Provident Fund (KWSP) which developed plastic hinge due to the earthquake intensity of 0.05 g and had damage indexes in the range 0.00 (no damage) to 1.0 (collapse). For most reinforced-concrete slab systems, in which the slab is sufficiently thick and membrane deformation due to lateral loading is negligible, rigid diaphragms produce results nearly identical to those of semi-rigid diaphragms, while taking advantage of faster computation. These models have been used for verifying the effective in-plane floor deformability as a function of the vertical resistant elements typology (frames or walls), the building geometry (plane shape ratio, height, number of floor, dimensions of vertical elements), and the thickness of the equivalent slab. The structures considered in the study were two models of the prototype buildings, where the elastic and inelastic responses of the diaphragms under lateral load are analyzed using 3-D finite element models and FEM linear and nonlinear structural analysis. The shear diagram is used in (1) checking the design shear strength of the diaphragm, (2) designing the connections of the diaphragm to the vertical elements of the LFRS, and (3) determining the axial compressive and tensile forces in any collectors. Washington, D.C. The study has been firstly developed via the implementation of three-dimensional finite element models simulating the real geometry of the floors. 9-16. The yield point at beam-column connections was analyzed to determine the damage index and damage level of the building. Referring to the diaphragm in Figure 3, the maximum in-plane shear force per unit length, in this case, occurs along the right side of the diaphragm and is equal to Vu,max/L, which must be less than or equal to the in-plane design shear strength per unit length given by ACI 318 Equation (12.5.3.3): In this equation, Acv is equal to the gross area of the diaphragm (thickness times a one-foot unit length) and ρt is the distributed reinforcement in the diaphragm that is oriented in the direction of analysis (that is, parallel to the in-plane shear). The buildings evaluated were subjected to low-intensity earthquakes. If the collector elements are wider than the wall, Avf must be determined using the uniform shear along the wall length plus a portion of the total collector force. Under seismic loading, floor and roof systems in reinforced concrete (RC) buildings act as diaphragms to transfer lateral earthquake loads to the vertical lateral force-resisting system (LFRS). The distributed load is trapezoidal, which is depicted in Figure 3 for a diaphragm without a significant opening. The coefficient of friction, μ, depends on the contact surface condition of the concrete, and Avfis the area of reinforcement that crosses the shear plane, which in this case is a construction joint. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. The remaining three case study buildings generally satisfy the FEMA 273 acceptance criteria based on an evaluation of critical structural elements for three performance levels. 369-378. However, for structures in which the stiffness of the vertical system and the stiffness of the slab system do not differ greatly, diaphragm deformation of the floors must be explicitly considered in analysis. Karadogan, H. F.; Huang, T.; Lu, L. W.; and Nakashima, M., 1980, An equivalent distributed load on the diaphragm can be obtained based on the reactions in the springs. In this method, a diaphragm is modeled as a horizontal rigid beam that is supported by springs which represent the lateral stiffness of the members in the LFRS. In contrast, the distribution of in-plane forces due to wind effects in diaphragms is complex. In this paper, the nonlinear responses of braced steel buildings with flexible concrete block-joist floor diaphragms are investigated under both static lateral load and dynamic ground motion, and they are compared with the responses of structures with the assumption of rigid diaphragms. This study includes, compressive strength of unit block, ungrouted and grouted HCB prisms, flexural strength evaluation, testing of HCBM panels with and without opening. Publication 274, Building Seismic Safety Council, Washington, D.C. Under seismic loading, floor and roof systems in reinforced concrete (RC) buildings act as diaphragms to transfer lateral earthquake loads to the vertical lateral force-resisting system (LFRS). 137-142. Constant vertical load is applied on the top of the wall panel and then lateral load is applied in incremental manner. A concrete floor is relatively rigid compared to steel moment frames, whereas a metal deck roof is relatively flexible compared to concrete or masonry walls. The force reduction factor of a wall panel with opening is much less when compared with fully reinforced wall panel with no opening. Earthquake Engineering, V. II, pp. The influence of the in-plane flexibility of composite floor systems on the seismic response of the structures may become significant, particularly when considerable floor slab cracking and yielding are expected. All models were analyzed under uniformly distributed lateral loading with Ansys finite element software using refined meshes. But as it turns out, only the slab with span-to-depth (depth is length of slab in direction of lateral loads) ratio of less than 3 and without horizontal irregularity can be treated as rigid diaphragm. concrete cover is required (see Table A-4.9) so that the effective depth, d, measured to the centerline of the reinforcing steel, can generally be taken as the slab thickness minus one inch. For most reinforced-concrete slab systems, in which the slab is sufficiently thick and membrane deformation due to lateral loading is negligible, rigid diaphragms produce results nearly identical to those of semi-rigid diaphragms, while taking advantage of faster computation. ... Also, u j and v j are in-plane translations of the j-joint along the X and Y directions, respectively, and q zj is the rotation of the j-joint about the axis normal to the plane (see Figure 9). This paper presents a design procedure covering the diaphragm action of a hybrid floor slab comprising of Dramix steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) topping on profiled metal sheeting. Solutions are given for one- and two-storey buildings that resist lateral loads in the transverse direction by two end walls. Three-story and five-story RC buildings with end shear walls and two aspect ratios (approximately 2:1 and 3:1) were developed and designed according to current code procedures assuming rigid diaphragm behavior. 735-742. Hills, Mich., pp. The models used for slab–column frames and shear walls were verified by comparing with other available models or laboratory tests. assuming that the slabs act as rigid diaphragms. Sacramento, Calif., pp. original capacity. It is seen that the first two modes, dominated by the floor and the roof vibrations, make the largest contributions to the total base shear in the structure. The numerical results have been, then, used to assess the thickness of equivalent slabs introduced in three-dimensional finite elements models of simple structures made of Reinforced Concrete frames or walls. The shear transfer between the diaphragm and wall A in Figure 4 depends on the width of the collector elements. undertaken on a variety of reinforced concrete structures with rectangular plan form, perimeter shear walls and slabs that contain openings. The RCC roofs are generally flat and are directly supported on the walls, and act as rigid diaphragm. In systems that contain beams or ribs – like in wide-module, two-way joist and grillage systems – the elements below the slab help stiffen the diaphragm even further. At the mass center of each rigid floor, there is a master node having three degrees of freedom to represent the two in-plane translations and one out of plane rotation. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of in-plane diaphragm deformation on the structural response of typical RC rectangular buildings using a performance-based approach. A quantitative estimate of this effect is presented in terms of the floor aspect ratios. CRSI (Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute). Perturbation techniques are also applied to simplify further the determination of the fundamental frequency of such single-storey structures. 83-100. The diaphragm condition was assessed using the following parameters: (a) profiles of lateral displacements (Δ) obtained in the top level of the studied floor systems normalized with respect to the lateral displacements at the same level for a rigid diaphragm model (Δrigid) and, (b) the amplification factor for the base shear of central frames with respect to perimeter frames. the model consists of concrete wall panels and concrete floor slabs. 1989, Tena-Colunga 1992, Tena-Colunga y Abrams 1992, Ju y Lin 1999, De la Colina 1999, Fleischman y Farrow 2001, Doudoumis y Athanatopoulou 2001, Fleischman et al. There is currently Insufficient knowledge to determine whether the rigid diaphragm assumption will lead to adequate design for a given structure, While the damage in the beams is much serious, the distribution of the damage index reflects the seismic design principle of “strong column, weak beam.”. For diaphragms with openings, forces develop in the sub-diaphragms at the top and bottom of the opening and collector elements on each side of the opening are required to transfer the diaphragm shear into the sub-diaphragms (Figure 2). Earthquake Engineering, V. IV, No. Reinforced concrete, concrete in which steel is embedded in such a manner that the two materials act together in resisting forces. The study shows that the in-plane deflections of floor slabs impose a larger demand on strength and ductility of flexible frames than predicted values using the assumption of rigid or elastic slabs. You can request the full-text of this article directly from the authors on ResearchGate. importance is the in-plane rigidity of the diaphragm relative to the walls or frame elements that transmit the lateral forces to the ground (Figure 4-29). They found that the use of a flexible diaphragm model had the largest impact on the three-story, 3:1 aspect ratio building and that the various analysis procedures in FEMA273 gave different adequacy assessments for this case study building, ... Buna göre analizlerin neredeyse tamamında, rijit diyafram kullanılan döşeme modellerinin, esnek diyaframa göre daha düşük kat ötelemesine sebep olduğu görülmüştür. The distributed load is trapezoidal, which is depicted in. Finally, based on the collected numerical results, reliable regression curves for both the maximum displacements and the periods evaluated under the assumption of deformable and rigid floors were obtained as function of a parameter significant of floor and walls stiffness. There is currently insufficient knowledge to determine whether the rigid diaphragm assumption will lead to adequate design for a given structure, The boundaries of the diaphragm act as the flanges which resist the flexural tension and compression design forces. Tension forces govern, so the required area of chord reinforcement, As, can be determined from the following equation: where φ = 0.9. The earthquake study is relevant even though Malaysia is outside the earthquake region but still had experienced and did suffer from major cases in the past like tsunami. The experimental program consists of shaking-table tests of single-story 1:6 scale-model structures, as well as quasistatic component tests of beam-supported floor panels, flexible beam-column frames, and stiff shearwall-beam frames under high-intensity cyclic loadings. The method begins by treating the floors as bending beams and the walls as shear beams. The seismic responses of such structures vary to the expected response of typical rigid floor structures. slabs act as rigid diaphragms. In this paper, the in-plane deformability of floors in Reinforced Concrete (RC) structures has been investigated in order to establish the role of lightening elements made of both traditional ceiling bricks and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) blocks. Two variables that favor the potential flexibility of the diaphragm were assessed in the research: a) the plan aspect ratio of buildings and, b) the stiffness of the floor system. The earthquake study is relevant even though Malaysia is outside the earthquake region but still had experienced and did suffered from major cases in the past like Tsunami. system. Behavior of Flat Plate Floor Systems Under In-Plane Seismic Loading. For shear transfer between the diaphragm and the collector elements at wall A, using μ = 1.4 to determine Avf is warranted because the diaphragm and collectors are usually cast monolithically. These, in turn, can be used to determine the mode shapes of the system and the participation factors for earthquake response. retrofit measures recommended included discriminate use of internal reinforced concrete skin walls, providing a rigid diaphragm behaviour mechanism in existing slabs, introducing stainless steel reinforcement bands in the existing masonry walls, cross-pinning and end-pinning in walls and pillars, and strengthening of arches and elevation features. The dowel reinforcement must be fully developed for tension into the wall and the diaphragm (see Section 1-1 in Figure 4). Rigid diaphragm model in cases where the diaphragm can be idealized as rigid; Flexible diaphragm model in cases where the diaphragm can be idealized as flexible; Bounding analysis, which considers results based on upper- and lower-bound in-plane stiffnesses of the diaphragm; Strut-and-tie model in accordance with ACI 318 Section 23.2. Figure 5. Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich., 391 pp. The reinforced concrete slabs act as a rigid diaphragm. The numerical analyses have enabled to give interesting indications about the reliability of the hypothesis of rigid floors as the investigated parameters change. A study devoted to define the diaphragm condition using linear-elastic analyses for structures with the most widely used floor systems in Mexico (two-way ribbed RC slabs, beam and block, steel decks and waffle RC flat slabs) is presented. Buildings with Flexible Floor Diaphragms," Earthquake Engineering and The outcomes are discussed in relation to recent studies and explained in the context of previous studies. ignoring the diaphragmatic behaviour. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak and Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (ISM). assuming that the slabs act as rigid diaphragms. Presented in this paper are outlines of the damage rating procedures based on the residual seismic capacity index R, defined as the ratio of residual seismic capacity to, Access scientific knowledge from anywhere. The comparisons between the numerical and previously obtained experimental results showed that FEM overestimates the diaphragm response in terms of stiffness and deformability; however conservatively estimates the diaphragms strength. Rigid diaphragms have infinite in-plane stiffness properties, and therefore they neither exhibit membrane deformation nor report the associated forces, whereas semi-rigid diaphragms simulate actual in-plane stiffness properties and behavior. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF BEAM SUPPORTED SLABS IN PLANE LOADING. The yield point at beam-column connections was analyzed to determine the damage index and the damage level of the building. Conventional Reinforced Concrete Diaphragm (CRC) Walls.....2 b. Tremors in Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia due to Sumatra and Philippine earthquakes have been reported several times. The buildings are analyzed using Finite Element Modeling (FEM) under different types of analyses including Time History Analysis (THA) considering low to medium earthquake intensities. The diaphragm boundaries that are perpendicular to the seismic lateral (commonly referred to as chords) resist the tension and compression flexural forces that are induced in the diaphragm. Where the width of the collectors is equal to the thickness of the wall, all the tension and compression forces from the collector are transferred directly into the boundary of the wall, and Avf is determined using the above equation based on the uniform shear along the length of the wall (which is equal to RA/L2). Phillips, R., 1996, "Santa Monica College, Precast Concrete Parking Block K (Federal Reserve Unit), Islamic Complex, and Police Quarters were chosen as main models for this study. Resistance of Structures with Concrete Diaphragms," master's thesis, However, for structures in which the stiffness of the vertical system and the stiffness of the slab system do not differ greatly, diaphragm deformation of the floors must be explicitly considered in analysis . Moreover, if the floor slab panels experience cracking or yielding due to pronounced in-plane distortions, the seismic response of the entire building system may be significantly altered. Non-linear finite element (FE) analysis of HCBM panels with and without opening has been carried out by simulating the actual test conditions. Typically engineers assume those diaphragm are rigid. The Labuan Airport building was performed the early yielding point at 3.85 sec for column element at intensity 0.05g. ACI 318-14, Farmington Hills, Michigan. Diaphragm flexible. CRSI (Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute). Concrete diaphragms can be conventionally reinforced or prestressed, and can be cast-in-place concrete, topping slabs on metal deck or precast concrete, or interconnected precast concrete without topping, though the last system is seldom used in structures assigned to Seismic Design Categories D, E, â¦ Previously proposed force and displacement criteria were used to assess their behavior as diaphragm. Consider the diaphragm in Figure 4. The in-plane flexibility of floor diaphragms at the interface between the two substructures with different geometries was simulated to identify the most critical wind conditions for each structural member. A That thickness is typically sufficient to satisfy corresponding requirements for the combined factored load effects (gravity plus lateral) on the diaphragm. According to these results, as a consequence of rigid floor assumption, it can be an issue to get designed such buildings those construction costs are higher but structural safety is lower in comparison with flexible floor model. The in-plane deformation is recorded under each incremental lateral load. 8 (eight) reinforced concrete buildings which are mostly categorized as moment resisting frames has been selected for vulnerability study. The assumption of rigid floor diaphragms is often used to simplify engineering analyses without significant loss in the accuracy of seismic response prediction for most buildings. Barron, J. M., 2001, "Performance Based Evaluation of the Seismic One solution is to model the slab as plate element in the structure. Several studies have demonstrated that in-plane floor deformability is often not negligible in structures with RC walls as vertical resistant elements, since it mainly depends on the relative stiffness of floor and vertical elements. However, for certain classes of structures, such as long and narrow buildings (especially with dual-braced lateral load-resisting systems), and buildings with horizontal (T- or L-shaped) or vertical (setbacks or cross-walls) offsets, the effect of diaphragm flexibility cannot be disregarded. It can be appeared that the building was categorised in the moderate damage level where there was no structural damage but only experienced some non-structural damage. On the ground floor, RCC slabs are not provided. A study devoted to define the diaphragm condition using linear-elastic analyses for structures with the most widely used floor systems in Mexico (two-way ribbed RC slabs, beam and block, steel decks and waffle RC flat slabs is presented. Finally, in the two unstiffened cases of the prototype building, the stiffening of the floor system slightly increases in fundamental periods, slightly to moderately increases in base shear capacities, and significantly decreases in displacement capacities. Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary. Design of Reinforced Concrete Diaphragms for Wind. Publication 356, Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, Schaumburg, IL. Diaphragms are usually constructed of plywood or oriented strand board in timber construction; metal deck or composite metal deck in steel construction; or a concrete slab in concrete construction. The flexibility of floor diaphragms has a significant influence on the behavior of building structures. As noted previously, one of the primary roles of a diaphragm is to transfer wind forces to the elements of the LFRS. This paper presents a design procedure covering the diaphragm action of a hybrid floor slab comprising of Dramix steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) topping on profiled metal sheeting. The in-plane shear force per unit length is assumed to be uniform along the depth of the diaphragm when the rigid diaphragm method of analysis is used. The differences between the behaviour of the buildings under the assumption of deformable and rigid floors were examined in terms of both floor displacements, based on static analyses, and the main vibration periods of the building, based on linear dynamic analyses. T.RangaRajan. The inâplane flexibility of floorâslab systems has been observed to influence the seismic response of many types of reinforced concrete buildings. This paper presents the vulnerability of public buildings in Sabah which are subjected to earthquakes from Sumatra and the Philippines. There are different damage levels that affect the frames when different intensities are applied by looking at structural and non-structural damage. A concrete slab is a common structural element of modern buildings, consisting of a flat, horizontal surface made of cast concrete. We aim to close the gap to the industry by improving the awareness about latest trends in Civil Engineering. The building was analyzed using Finite Element Modeling (FEM) under variety of earthquake intensities from Time History Analysis (THA) considering low to medium earthquake intensities. A case study that has been conducted on medium-rise reinforced concrete buildings which are mostly categorized as moment resisting frames. The inelastic behaviour of diaphragms is emphasized through a study of narrow rectangular buildings with end walls. It is shown that displacements of single storey elastically responding structures tend to be most significantly affected by diaphragm flexibility. Seismic Safety Council, Washington, D.C. Following, other authors studied aspects related to in-plan irregularity effects and dynamic parameters of buildings analyzed (periods, participating mass), through different modeling methods and using the hypothesis of rigid floor or not [3, ... of the in-plane flexibility. It is well documented in the specialized literature that the seismic response of structures with flexible diaphragms substantially differs from the one of structures with rigid diaphragms [6,[9][10][11][12]. Center," 1994 Northridge Earthquake Buildings Case Studies Project, Unit shear forces, net shear forces, and collector forces in a diaphragm. Because the wall on the left does not extend the full depth of the diaphragm, collector elements are needed to collect the shear from the diaphragm and to transfer it to the wall. Effect of longitudinal joint on the shear-key of hollow core slab which function as an rigid diaphragm. Case Study. Deflections of Waffle Slabs Under Gravity and In-Plane Loads. Engineers should concern and consider the loading for reinforced concrete building due to earthquake in the building design procedure. The reinforcing bars must extend at least the tension development length, ld, determined in accordance with ACI 318 Section 25.4.2, past the inside face of the wall and past the underside of the slab. 2002, Basu y Jain 2004, ... (a) los periodos de vibración de la estructura con diafragmas flexibles serán mayores a la de la estructura con diafragmas rígidos , Tena-Colunga y Abrams 1992, Tremblay y Stiemer 1996, ... All rights reserved. This will simulate the diaphragm action in our building thus reducing bending in our column. In rare situations where the RCC slabs are not horizontal or where the slabs do not act rigidly, the lateral loads ACI Committee 318, 1999, "Building Code Requirements for Structural Thus, simplification methods have been developed to reduce the total processes. In the structural analysis of buildings, rigid floor assumption is one of these methods. Commonly, in analyzing structures, floor diaphragms are considered rigid. diaphragm flexibility on the redistribution of lateral forces to the vertical structural system after the floor slab system has ., experienced inelastic deformation. In the case of roof and floor systems without perimeter beams, the chord reinforcing bars are typically concentrated near the edge of the slab and are tied to either the top or bottom flexural reinforcement. steel, concrete, or combinations of these. The models were analyzed under lateral loading. As a result, the high-rise building developed plastic hinge due to the earthquake intensity of 0.05 g and have damage indexes in the range 0.050 (light damage level) to 1.0 (collapse). Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete slabs of typical proportions and span lengths can usually be considered rigid diaphragms, which means that the lateral forces are transferred to the elements of the LFRS in proportion to their relative rigidities. These testing procedures are meant to serve as a guide to inspectors while performing evaluations using a specific NDE method. Combinations of such materials are also possible. These demands may in turn lead to a failure of the gravity-load supporting system. The study addresses the earthquake study due to performance of critical frame reinforced concrete building which were subjected to low-intensity earthquakes effects. A greater damage index means that the members yield earlier and the plastic rotation is larger and vice versa. A combined experimental and analytical approach is utilized. Structural Dynamics, V. 13, No. In addition to supporting gravity loads, floor and roof systems in typical reinforced concrete buildings act as diaphragms which transfer the lateral forces to shear walls, frames, or other elements that make up the lateral force resisting system (LFRS). To illustrate the method, a two-storey structure, the Arvin (California) High School Administration Building, damaged in the Kern County earthquake of 1952, has been analysed in its transverse direction. The study addresses on the earthquake study due to performance of critical frame reinforced concrete building. Usually, the thickness of a floor or roof system is determined first based on the strength and serviceability requirements pertaining to gravity loads. The Quarters Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM) Langkawi, Kedah was chosen as a main model for this study. 2, pp. If the wall with twice the stiffness picks up about twice the load, then its rigid. 225-241. Chen, S. J.; Huang, T.; and Lu, L. W., 1989, "Diaphragm Behavior of Diaphragms may be constructed of structural materials, such as concrete, wood, or metal in various forms. Answer: Accidental eccentricity must be considered because reinforced-concrete slabs designed without the ETABS rigid-diaphragm feature are not necessarily flexible diaphragms, as explicitly defined by IBC 2006 and ASCE 7-05: IBC 2006 Clause 1601.1. The analysis methods, presented in previous paragraphs, form the principle rules in static and dynamic analysis of earthquake resistant structures. A diaphragm acts in a manner analogous to deep beam or girder, where panels acts as âwebâ resisting shear, while diaphragm edge members does the function of a âflangeâ, resisting bending stress. Rigid and Flexible Diaphragms Figure 4-30. Söz konusu analizlerin sonucunda, rijit diyafram kabulünün, çerçevelere gelen taban kesme kuvveti dağılımına ve binanın periyoduna kayda değer bir etkisinin olmadığı belirlenmiştir. Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete slabs of typical proportions and span lengths can usually be considered rigid diaphragms, which means that the lateral forces are transferred to the elements of the LFRS in proportion to their relative rigidities. Under Seismic loading, floor systems in reinforced concrete (RC) buildings act as diaphragm to transferee lateral earthquake loads to the vertical lateral force-resisting system, ... A similar model was developed for the E-W direction. This system is characterized by cast-in-place, load-bearing, reinforced concrete shear walls in both principal directions. V. V, pp. The design and detailing of diaphragms that are cast-in-place concrete slabs utilizing non prestressed, steel reinforcement in building structures are covered in this publication. The following equation can be used to determine the required area of the dowel bars Avf for shear transfer: For hardened concrete that is clean, free of laitance, and not intentionally roughened, μ = 0.6 for normalweight concrete in the typical case where the slab and wall are cast at different times. Tension forces govern, so the required area of chord reinforcement, The in-plane shear force per unit length is assumed to be uniform along the depth of the diaphragm when the rigid diaphragm method of analysis is used. Modeling, and act as a guide to inspectors while performing evaluations using a NDE. Building thus reducing bending in our column load-bearing, reinforced concrete floor as. 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