Simulation of collapse process of a scaled 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 a series of base excitations whose shapes were same but different amplitudes. The numerical simulation is performed with two-dimensional Applied Element Method (AEM). The simulated structural response shows 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 numerical analysis using the AEM is extended to simulate the detailed collapse behavior under magnified base excitations.

H. Tagel-Din, K. Meguro. “Analysis of a Small Scale RC Building Subjected to Shaking Table Tests using Applied Element Method.” PROCEEDINGS OF THE 12TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, New Zealand, January 30th-February 4th, 2000.


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