Structural Design Database

This page includes documentation of the structural designs used in this ongoing research. This documentation is provided so that others can use the set of structural designs for their research (e.g. for creating models, etc.).

The sets of structural designs contained on this page include:

  • Set of 30 reinforced concrete (RC) special moment frame (SMF) buildings designed according to ASCE7-02 and ACI318-02
  • Set of 12 reinforced concrete (RC) ordinary moment frame (OMF) buildings designed according to the 1967 Uniform Building Code (UBC)

Reinforced Concrete (RC) Special Moment Frame (SMF) Buildings Designed According to ASCE7-02 and ACI318-02

The reinforced concrete (RC) special moment frame (SMF) set of buildings comes from the following two references.

Haselton, C.B., A.B. Liel, G.G. Deierlein, B.S. Dean, and J.H. Chou (2009). "Seismic Collapse Safety of Reinforced Concrete Buildings: I. Assessment of Ductile Moment Frames", American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Structural Engineering (submitted).

Haselton, C.B. and G.G. Deierlein (2007). Assessing Seismic Collapse Safety of Modern Reinforced Concrete Frame Buildings, PEER Report 2007/08, Pacific Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, California.

The 30 RC SMF structural designs are summarized by the following table (from Haselton et al. 2009).

Design Information

Design Number Design ID Number No. of stories Bay Width [ft] Tributary Areas: Gravity/ Lateral Strength/ Stiffness Distribution Over Height Foundation Fixity Assumed in Design a Design Summary PDF
1 2061 1
20 Space (1.0) A GB PDF
2 2062 1 20 Space (1.0) A 1P PDF
3 2063

1

20

Space (1.0)

A

F PDF
4 2069 1 20 Perimeter (0.11) A GB PDF
5 1001 2 20 Space (1.0) A GB PDF
6 1001a 2 20 Space (1.0) A P PDF
7 1002 2 20 Space (1.0) A F PDF
8 2064 2 20 Perimeter (0.11) A GB PDF
9 1003 4 20 Perimeter (0.11) A GB PDF
10 1004 4 20 Perimeter (0.11) B GB PDF
11 1008 4 20 Space (1.0) A GB PDF
12 1009 4 30 Perimeter (0.17) A GB PDF
13 1010 4 30 Space (1.0) A GB PDF
14 1011 8 20 Perimeter (0.17) A GB PDF
15 1012 8 20 Space (1.0) A GB PDF
16 1022 8 20 Space (1.0) B GB PDF
17 2065 8 20 Space (1.0) C (65%)b GB PDF
18 2066 8 20 Space (1.0) C (80%)b GB PDF
19 1023 8 20 Space (1.0) C (65%)c GB PDF
20 1024 8 20 Space (1.0) C (80%)c GB PDF
21 1013 12 20 Perimeter (0.17) A GB PDF
22 1014 12 20 Space (1.0) A GB PDF
23 1015 12 20 Space (1.0) B GB PDF
24 2067 12 20 Space (1.0) C (65%)b GB PDF
25 2068 12 20 Space (1.0) C (80%)b GB PDF
26 1017 12 20 Space (1.0) C (65%)c GB PDF
27 1018 12 20 Space (1.0) C (80%)c GB PDF
28 1019 12 30 Space (1.0) A GB PDF
29 1020 20 20 Perimeter (0.17) A GB PDF
30 1021 20 20 Space (1.0) A GB PDF

a - Fixity assumed only in the design process. OpenSees models use expected grade beam, basement column, and soil stiffnesses.    

b - Only first story designed to be weak.    

c - First and second stories designed to be weak.     

A - Expected practitioner design; strength and stiffness stepped over height as would be done in common design practice.     

B - Conservative uniform design; strength, size, nor concrete strength stepped down over the height of the building.     

C (%) - Weak story; done by sizing the target weak story(ies) based on code requirements and then strengthening stories above. % is the percentage of strength in the weak story(ies) as compared to the stories above.    

F - Fixed.    

GB - "Grade Beam" - this considers the rotational stiffness of the grade beam and any basement columns.     

P - Pinned.


 

Reinforced Concrete (RC) Ordinary Moment Frame (OMF) Buildings Designed According to the 1967 Uniform Building Code (UBC)

The 1967 RC frame designs and models were developed by my colleague Dr. Abbie B. Liel (University of Colorado, Boulder). If you are interested in these models, please contact her (Abbie.Liel @ colorado.edu) and we can post these designs here.