Research on RCC and Timber Multi-Storey Structures using Response Spectrum Search
Shubham Bhutada1, P.D. Pachpor2, A.K. Sharma3
1Shubham Bhutada, P.G. Student, Department of Structural Engineering, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur (Maharashtra), India.
2Dr. P.D. Pachpor, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur (Maharashtra), India.
3Dr. A.K. Sharma, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 18 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 August 2019 | PP: 499-503 | Volume-8 Issue-2S3 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10880782S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1088.0782S319
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Abstract: The sustainability of Reinforced Cement Concrete material and its structures will play predominant role in creating environmental impacts. The alternative material for construction of multi-story structures is the need of hour. The substitute material should be compatible for construction as well as should sustained the seismic forces during earthquake. The substitute material taken is Timber, being an orthogonal in nature, behaves differently from RCC with respect to elastic and physical properties. Here, two geometrically identical multi-story structures are compared to find the seismic compatibility of timber structure as compared to RCC structure. Both the buildings were modelled in ETABS software using different material properties, viz. RCC and Timber, and were analysed using Response Spectrum Analysis. Different parameters were studied and compared for both the buildings like, shear force, bending moment, lateral story displacement and story shear. After analysis, it was concluded that timber structures can be built with lighter sections as that of RCC. And due to much more flexibility of Timber Structures, proper design of connections and their adequate strength is required to increase the stiffness of timber structures.
Keywords: RCC, Response Spectrum, Seismic Performance, Story Displacement, Story Shear, Timber.
Scope of the Article: Behaviour of Structures under Seismic Loads