Ercis-Van Earthquake | 2011 | Turkey, Earthquake Engineering
Ercis-Van Earthquake | 2011 | Turkey

Reinforced Concrete Structures

Buildings with reinforced concrete walls to resist lateral forces, generally act more favourably during earthquakes than masonry structures. In reinforced concrete structures, however, the performance is dependent on the ductile (or no-ductile detailing) of the shear walls. When the end portions of the supporting walls are confined (ductile detailing), then they have a greater deformation capacity than supporting walls without confinement. A non-ductile detailing along with a thin wall thickness contributes significantly to the frequent bending pressure failure of the supporting walls.



The following services are offered in the reinforced concrete structures division:

Seismic assessment of existing buildings and critical facilities by BWG respectively, FOEN level 3 with the following analysis methods:

  1. Force-based: equivalent force method, response spectrum method, AxisVM
  2. Displacement-based: displacement-based design procedure, Excel
  3. Dynamic: time history analysis, SAP2000, RUAUMOKO
Model of a gravity dam
Model of a gravity dam

Development of seismic retrofit concepts

  1. Possible strategies and techniques
  2. Design of seismic retrofit measures

Computation of floor response spectra with

  1. SAP2000, RUAUMOKO

Design of reinforced concrete structures for

  1. Building projects
  2. Remodelling of buildings

Assessment and design according to the following codes:

  1. Europe; EC 6, EC 8
  2. Switzerland; SIA 262, SIA 269/2, SIA 269/8, SIA 2018
Force/displacement relationship of reinforced concrete core wall in a hospital
Force/displacement relationship of reinforced concrete core wall in a hospital