The resistance of multi-slory RC flal slab structures to progressive collapse is numerically evaluated using Appled Element Method. The case study was desiged according to ACI 318 and its progressive collapse was assesed in accordance to the UFC guidelines.  The analytical results showed that the case study generally satisfies the limits of UFC guidelines. The analytical results showed that the case study generally satisfied the limits of UFC guidelines except for the cases of near-corner interior column loss from tenth floor and edge shear wall removal from ground, fifth, eighth and tenth floors.  It experienced partial collapse due to edge shear wall removal from eighth and tenth floors.

Attia, F., Yehia, N., and Salem, H. (2015) Progressive Collapse Assessment of Multi-Story Flat Slab Reinforced Concrete Structures under Gravity Loads. JCI Annual Convention, Chiba, Japan, July 2015, Vol. 37, No. 2, Pg. 37.

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