Special Issue "Seismic-Resistant Building Design"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2014
Prof. Dr. Ali M. Memari
The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC), Department of Architectural Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 219 Sackett, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Interests: residential and commercial buildings analysis; evaluation; testing; and design; laboratory testing; evaluation; development of light-frame; masonry; cladding; envelope systems
Consideration of earthquake induced loading and deformation in building design has become a routine requirement in most countries. Material specific design codes (steel, concrete, masonry, wood, etc.) are being developed in more coordination with the codes that govern the loading requirements. Advanced design concepts and lateral load resisting systems are being adopted by design professionals more widely. Performance-based design approach is also being applied to design of some buildings, although it is not part of the code yet. As most existing buildings have not been constructed based on the more stringent requirements of seismic code provisions, seismic retrofit of existing buildings continues to be in high demand. Finally, considering the need for resiliency of buildings under multiple hazard conditions, the issue of multi-hazard resistant design of buildings has attracted much attention over the past few years.
For this Special Issue of the Buildings Journal, authors are invited to submit papers related to the general theme of the Special Issue for all types of buildings. Among relevant topics, submission of papers discussing analysis, design, evaluation, assessment, rating, and retrofit of buildings for performance under earthquake effects is highly encouraged. In addition, it is of interest to invite contributions that address new code requirements/provisions (material or loading), innovative seismic resisting systems, performance-based seismic design, and multi-hazard resistant building design.
Prof. Dr. Ali M. Memari
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- seismic code provisions
- earthquake resistant design
- seismic evaluation and retrofit
- performance-based design
- multi-hazard design
- design for resiliency
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Fiber Beam Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Members with Appropriate Constitutive and Material Laws
Authors: Ravi Mullapudi 1,* and Ashraf Ayoub 2
Affilications: 1. MMI Engineering Inc., 11490 Westheimer Rd., Suite 150, Houston, TX 77077, USA
2. Dept. of Civil Engineering, City University London, Northampton Square, EC1V OHB, London, UK
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Abstract: This paper presents a non-linear force-based Timoshenko beam element with bending, shear and axial force interaction for seismic analysis of RC structures. The structural tangent stiffness matrix is formulated which relates the increments of load to corresponding increments of displacement. Simplified cyclic uniaxial constitutive relationships are developed for cracked concrete in compression and tension. This model includes the softening effect of the concrete due to lateral tensile strain. To establish the validity of the proposed model, correlation studies with experimental evidence have been conducted.
Last update: 27 February 2014