Effect of position of steel bracing in L-shape reinforced concrete buildings under lateral loading
Birendra Kumar Bohara1, Kafeel Hussain Ganaie1, Prasenjit Saha2
1M.Tech in Structural Engineering Sharda University, India
2Department of Civil Engineering, Sharda University, India
L shape RC buildings;
The level of damage in irregular structures is more compared to regular structures. In this study, L shaped RC buildings are investigated with and without steel bracings in different positions in frames. The response spectrum analysis has been done by using ETABs software. The two cases considered, case I and case II for understanding the effect in inverted V bracing in L shape building. Case II shows the suitable seismic parameters when bracing is used properly. Inter-story drift, displacements, base shear, fundamental time period, torsional irregularity ratio and the capacity ratio of the columns are evaluated. It is also noticed that adding the steel bracing decreases the inter-story drift, displacements of the structure effectively. The torsional irregularity ratio of each 12 models are studied carefully. The capacity ratio of the selected columns is studied to understand the performance of the columns while using the steel bracing in the buildings. The steel bracings are effectively used as retrofitting in L shaped buildings if the position of bracings are considered in the frames appropriately. While designing irregular buildings with steel bracings, the torsional effect should be checked.
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