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 was to determine the dynamic characteristics and
the seismic behavior of the proposed structures compared to
conventional structural systems during seismic motions. Results of
this study indicate that the interlock mechanism of the panels
influences the behavior of lateral load-resisting systems of the
structures during earthquakes, contributing to better structural
flexibility and easier maintenance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Civil and environmental engineering
Depositing User: Kostas Poutos
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 13:57
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 13:57
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2671

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