Effect of vertical earthquake ground motion on structural damage

Amr S. Elnashai

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Abstract

The effects of vertical earthquake ground motion on structural damage are discussed. Damage due to vertical motion can either be direct or indirect. Direct failure due to tension on columns leads to an increase in axial compression due to buckling of reinforcement and concrete crushing. Indirect effects include the erosion of the shear strength of RC members due to the reduction in compressive stresses or even the development of mild tension, leading to shear failure. In the near-source zone, the actions from vertical and horizontal motion should be simultaneously applied on the structure for design purposes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 ASCE/SEI Structures Congress and Exposition
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering Smarter
EditorsL.N. Lowes, G.R. Miller
Pages641-645
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 ASCE/SEI Structures Congress and Exposition: Engineering Smarter - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: May 29 2003May 31 2003

Other

Other2003 ASCE/SEI Structures Congress and Exposition: Engineering Smarter
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period5/29/035/31/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Elnashai, A. S. (2003). Effect of vertical earthquake ground motion on structural damage. In L. N. Lowes, & G. R. Miller (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2003 ASCE/SEI Structures Congress and Exposition: Engineering Smarter (pp. 641-645)