Seismic Response of Parking Structures with Precast Concrete Diaphragms

This paper uses 3-D inelastic dynamic analyses to examine in-plane strength demands, interstory drift, and force distributions in the diaphragms of parking structures. Parameters considered in the dynamic analyses included various degrees of diaphragm flexibility, shear-wall overstrength, and number of stories. The effects of shear-wall layout and earthquake direction on the seismic response of diaphragms were also investigated. The paper also compares the analysis results with existing code provisions and provides design recommendations that can ensure sufficient strength and stiffness for diaphragms.

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  • Authors:
    • Lee, Ho Jung
    • Kuchma, Daniel A
  • Publication Date: 2008-3


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 71-94
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  • Accession Number: 01099415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 2008 7:55PM