Analyses of Compressive Stress on the Structural Walls of Modeled High-Rise Buildings

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2012-01
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Danso,Humphery
Yalley, Peter Paa-Kofi
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Research India Publications
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Stress analysis is the determination of the internal distribution of stresses in a structure. It is needed in engineering for the study and design of structures under prescribed or expected loads. The study aims at comparing the compressive stress on the structural walls of modeled high-rise buildings on elastic ground and firm ground. The research design was exploratory and made use of Complex Program (CP) Lira to design and calculate 18-storey residential buildings with basement. The results indicate that the greater maximum compressive stress occurred on the first floor structural walls whiles the least maximum compressive stress occurred on the top floor structural walls. Again, it was revealed that the model with elastic base foundation has compressive stress of 9% higher than the model with firm base foundation for first floor structural walls and 61% higher than the top floor structural walls. It could, therefore, be concluded that there is an increased compressive stress on structural walls for model with elastic base
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Danso, H., & Yalley, P. P. K. Analyses of Compressive Stress on the Structural Walls of Modeled High-Rise Buildings.