Simulation of collapse process of a small-scale reinforced concrete (RC) structure is carried out and compared with the results obtained by shaking table experiments. The experiment was performed using eleven storied RC building model subjected to series of base excitations whose shapes are same but different amplitudes. The numerical simulation is performed with two-dimensional Applied Element Method (AEM). The simulated structural response showed good agreement with experimental results. Due to the limitations of capacity of the shaking table used, the experiment was performed only up to the start of collapse. However, the analysis using the AEM was extended to simulate the detailed collapse behavior under magnified base excitations and realistic results were obtained.
Hatem Tagel-Din and Kimiro Meguro: Simulation of Collapse Process of a Scaled RC Building Subjected to Base Excitation, Proceedings of the 25th Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) Earthquake Engineering Symposium, Tokyo, July 1999