Study of Ductile Detailing for Vertical Urbanization using STAAD Pro
International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology
Srinagar city -known as the heart of Kashmir, is one of the growing city in the northern part of India. With the population increment by 12 times from 1901 to 2011, there is a need to manage the growing population of the city to prevent the overburdening of resources and amenities in the city. The city falls in Zone V [Indian Standard 1893 (Part 1) 2002], the highestrisk earthquake zone, leading to many restrictions in construction as the city is more vulnerable to frequent earthquakes. The
... arthquakes. The land resources are limited, and to fit in the population in this limited land resource, vertical construction is very necessary. Therefore, to make vertical housing or vertical construction workable in Kashmir, keeping in mind the increasing urbanization as well as the seismicity, ductile detailing is a very important and a good idea. Ductile detailing approach aims at fulfilling the Earthquake safety requirement demands of a reinforced concrete structure as per IS 13920. For this reason, ductile detailing is an appropriate solution wherein standard code clauses are being applied to beams, columns, slabs and spans. This changes the dimensions and quantity of material required for construction.This study attempts to visualize the population growth pattern and redesign a reinforced concrete structure considering ductile detailing. The study of the Displacement of floor and nodes is noted and found to be less in case where ductile detailing is done which makes it favourable in terms of strength and capacity and helps to save lives during the times of earthquakes. In this study, we have introduced this technique and applied this idea in the vertical construction, as a result of which we can handle the problem of increasing urbanization technically as well as economically. The study concludes at Ductile Detailing to be a good and an adequate process for the construction and an alternative to the current scenario.