Avoid soft- storey ground floors
|Avoid soft storey ground floors|
The columns are damaged by the cyclic displacements between the moving soil and the upper part of the building. The plastic deformations (plastic hinges) at the top and bottom end of the columns lead to a dangerous sway mechanism (storey mechanism) with a large concentration of the at the column ends.
|Sway Mechanism are often inevitable with soft storey ground floors|
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