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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 108
Edited by: J. Kruis, Y. Tsompanakis and B.H.V. Topping
Paper 155

Nonlinear Analysis of an Apartment Building surmounted with a Reinforced Concrete Water Tank

L. Ait L'Hadj, H. Hammoum and K. Bouzelha

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mouloud Mammeri, Tizi Ouzou, Algeria

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
L. Ait L'Hadj, H. Hammoum, K. Bouzelha, "Nonlinear Analysis of an Apartment Building surmounted with a Reinforced Concrete Water Tank", in J. Kruis, Y. Tsompanakis, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 155, 2015. doi:10.4203/ccp.108.155
Keywords: performance analysis, building, reinforced concrete tank, seismic analysis, nonlinear analysis, pushover.

In this paper a complex structure which is part of a residential building while being a hydraulic structure i.e. a drinking water storage tank on the top floor of the building. This makes it a highly complex structure. It is complex in its design and calculation and complex by its behaviour when subject to earthquake effects. The structure is an apartment building in Algiers surmounted by a reinforced concrete (RC) water tank with a container capacity of 1000 m3. Since being commissioned in 1962, this structure has been subjected to several earthquakes, but the Boumerdes (town located at 40 Kms East of Algiers) earthquake of May 21st, 2003 with a magnitude of 6.7 degrees on the Richter scale was fatal for it. It was downgraded after a study conducted by the Control Agency of the Construction because the central core sustained serious damage. In this paper, the seismic performance of the structure, will be evaluated taking into account the hydrostatic effect and using a static equivalent nonlinear analysis called pushover. The maximum displacement of the structure and the degree of its damage is estimated

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