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Comparison of GFRG Building with Regular RC Building by using ETABS


G Madhu Sudan , Annamacharya institute of science and technology, Andhra Pradesh, India; K Satya Eswar S. Rao, Annamacharya institute of science and technology, Andhra Pradesh, India; Dr P. V Subba Reddy, N.B.K.R Institute of Science and Technology, Andhra Pradesh, India


GFRG Panels, Loadings, Wind, Earthquake, Story Displacement, Story Shear, Story Drift, Modal Periods and Frequencies and Base Shear


The behaviour of GFRG and regular RC of G+5 multi stories building under earth quake is complex and it varies of wind loads are assumed to act simultaneously with earth quake loads. In this paper a comparison of GFRG building with regular RC building of G+5 multi story building is studied for earth quake and wind load using ETABS. The Glass fibre reinforced gypsum (GFRG) walls are gypsum panels with hallow cores or cavities which can filled with concrete .GFRG walls are used in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. GRFG panels are a composite material consisting of gypsum plaster and glass fibres. The gypsum is industrial by product waste the product is not only eco-friendly, but also resistant to water and fire. GFRG panels can be used as various structural elements such as walls and slabs. GFRG walls find more and more applications and interests in the building industry in Australia as well as in other countries including china and India. GFRG panels are presently manufactured to a thickness of 124mm, a length of 12m and a height of 3m. IIT Madras has been involved, since 2003 with the development of building system especially earthquake resistant design for use in India. Our India is still developing country fighting with huge shortage of houses for every year. In India fertilizer industries are facing problem in disposal of industrial waste gypsum (2000 tons per day). To meet this challenge, India requires innovative, energy efficient, strong and durable in fast method of construction at economical cost. The main aim of this paper is to find out the different responses like Story drift, Story Displacements, Story Shear, Base shear and Modal periods and frequencies of both the GFRG and regular RC buildings in the entire four zones ZONE I, ZONE II, ZONE III, ZONE IV and ZONE V.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I51388
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2017
Page(s): 1772-1781

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