Verification of Adjustment Method of Design Seismic Shear Force of the Frame in RC Frame-Shear Wall Structure
Reinforced concrete frame-shear wall structure is a double resistance to lateral force system, in which the frames and shear walls work cooperatively and the distributive rule of the earthquake force varies with different earthquake actions. To ensure the frames bear the increasing earthquake shear force and play a role of second defense line due to the internal force re-distribution after the stiffness degradation of shear walls, the elastic design earthquake shear force of the frames should be adjusted. However the adjustment measures applied in Chinese code are proposed according to the design experiences of engineers and lack of the theoretical and computational analytical basis. Moreover, there is a dispute about ignoring the rule of the shear force redistribution along storey or not, it is necessary to further evaluate the rationality of the measures in the code. In this paper, based on a 3-D precise nonlinear frame-shear wall structure analysis model, the re-distributive rule of the internal force under strong earthquake was studied and the adjustment measures of earthquake force in the frames were checked. Finally, some design suggestions were proposed.
J. Han et al., "Verification of Adjustment Method of Design Seismic Shear Force of the Frame in RC Frame-Shear Wall Structure", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 1736-1743, 2011