Dynamic response of a water tower composed of interlocked panels

Gurkalo, Filip and Poutos, Konstantinos (2012) Dynamic response of a water tower composed of interlocked panels. International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 6 (5). pp. 310-316.

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Abstract

Earthquakes produce some of the most violent loading situations that a structure can be subjected to and if a structure fails under these loads then inevitably human life is put at risk. One of the most common methods by which a structure fails under seismic loading is at the connection of structural elements. The research presented in this paper investigates the interlock systems as a novel method for building structures. The main objective of this experimental study wasto determine the dynamic characteristics and the seismic behaviour of the proposed structures compared to conventional structural systemsduring seismic motions. Results of this study indicate that the interlock mechanism of the panels influences the behaviour of lateral load-resisting systems of the structures during earthquakes, contributing to better structural flexibility and easier maintenance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Watertower, earthquake, seismic, interlocked panels
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Civil and structural engineering
Depositing User: Konstantinos Poutos
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 13:57
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2017 09:43
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2671

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