INVESTIGATION OF THE INFILL WALL EFFECT ON THE DYNAMIC BEHAVIOUR OF RC FRAMES


Timuragaoglu M. O. , LİVAOĞLU R. , DOĞANGÜN A.

6th International Operational Modal Analysis Conference (IOMAC), Gijon, Spain, 12 - 14 May 2015, pp.505-511 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Gijon
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.505-511

Abstract

The simplicity of construction and economic reasons have made the infilled frame one of the most preferred structural form for reinforced concrete (RC) frame buildings around the world. For these reasons, the usage of infill walls with reinforced concrete frames increased rapidly over the past decades. On the other hand, although the reinforced concrete frame-infill systems are commonly used throughout the world, the infill is rarely included in the numerical analysis of the structures. For this reason the main goal of this study is to investigate, obtain and compare the dynamic characteristics such as natural frequencies, mode shapes and damping ratios of RC frames with and without infill wall by using classic vibration test results within elastic limit. In addition, the contribution of infill wall to the RC frame behavior for the small strain level is also the target of this paper. For this purpose, full scaled, one bay and one storey RC frames with and without infill wall are constructed and tested.