The Damage Characteristic Influence and the Seismic Measure Research on the Frame Structure by the Filler Wall
The paper analyses the damages of the frame structure with bottom weak layer considering of Wenchuan earthquake. The analysis result indicates the current design method "pure frame" is imperfect. The related research shows that important reason for the bottom weak layer’s breakage is the stiffness mutation which is caused by the filler wall. If we arranged partial shear wall structure in the bottom weak layer, the adverse effects of stiffness mutation will be decreased, and improve the seismic performance of the frame structure with bottom weak layer.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
D. J. Yang and S. L. Mao, "The Damage Characteristic Influence and the Seismic Measure Research on the Frame Structure by the Filler Wall", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 447-452, 2011