Initial evaluation of diaphragm seismic demand in a half-scale shake table test

D. Zhang, R. B. Fleischman, M. Mielke, Z. Zhang

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Abstract

This paper presents an initial evaluation of the seismic demand for diaphragms during a shake table test of a three-story precast concrete structure. Each level of the test structure contained a different precast concrete floor construction technique: topped double tees on the lower level; topped hollow core on the middle floor; and pretopped double tees on the top floor. The diaphragms were designed and detailed according to a new design methodology developed as part of parallel research. The structure was subjected to a series of 16 strong ground motions with increasing intensity including design-basis and maximum considered earthquakes for which the diaphragms were designed. In the paper, the major diaphragm global and local response is quantified. Conclusions are drawn regarding the observed diaphragm behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInfrastructure Risk Assessment and Management
EditorsG. Schleyer, C.A. Brebbia
PublisherWITPress
Pages71-81
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781784660932
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event10th International Conference on Computer Simulation in Risk Analysis and Hazard Mitigation, RISK 2016 and the 14th International Conference on Structures under Shock and Impact, SUSI 2016 - Crete, Greece
Duration: May 25 2016May 27 2016

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on the Built Environment
Volume160
ISSN (Print)1743-3509
ISSN (Electronic)1746-4498

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Computer Simulation in Risk Analysis and Hazard Mitigation, RISK 2016 and the 14th International Conference on Structures under Shock and Impact, SUSI 2016
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityCrete
Period5/25/165/27/16

Keywords

  • Diaphragm
  • Precast concrete
  • Seismic response
  • Shake table test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety Research
  • Transportation
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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