Concrete Framed Buildings with Walls

European Building Standards, called "Eurocodes", have been developed for the design of earthquake resistant buildings in Europe. They give recommendations and rules for the design of different types of buildings.

The model of 3 storey building shown in the picture was designed using a Eurocode. It has a structural frame constructed from reinforced concrete with brick infill walls. The walls help strengthen the building against earthquakes.

The model was tested on the shaking-table for simulated earthquakes to check that the Eurocode design rules work.


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from Bristol University