Publication Type:

Journal Article


Indian Concrete Journal, Associated Cement Companies Ltd., Volume 90, Number 4, p.64-71 (2016)



Architectural design, Beam strength, Building codes, Buildings, Capacity design, Collapse mechanism, Design, Energy dissipation, Energy dissipation capacities, Moment resisting frames, Plasma confinement, Push-over analysis, Seismic design, Seismic design code, Seismology, Strong earthquakes, Structural frames


Capacity design precludes brittle actions thereby maximising energy dissipation capacity of moment resisting frame buildings through flexural yielding in beams before possible yielding in columns during strong earthquake shaking. The flexural strength of columns is required to be more than that of beams framing into it. Seismic design codes stipulate guidelines for design and detailing of members to achieve desired ductile behaviour of buildings. This paper examines seismic behaviour of RC moment frame buildings in seismic Zone V and IV designed as per the column-to-beam strength ratio (CBSR) requirements of the draft IS 13920, and its adequacy along with the detailing requirements. The CBSR of 1.4 specified in the draft code is not sufficient for buildings in seismic Zone V.


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P. Sunitha, Goswami, R., and Murty, C. V. R., “Seismic behaviour of RC moment resisting frame buildings designed and detailed as per first revision of IS 13920 draft provisions”, Indian Concrete Journal, vol. 90, pp. 64-71, 2016.