ZHEN FANG YUAN AND WEN XIN QIN
The staggered floor brick residential building confined by reinforced concrete members is a new type of building structure. We designed a nine floor residential brick building with six staggered floors confined by reinforced concrete beams and columns in 1993, and the building was built in Shenyang City, China. The seismic response of the building is studied in this paper. Firstly, the aseismic experimental research of brick walls in china is reviewed. Secondly, a dynamic analytic model of this type of building is presented. By using this model, the dynamic characteristics and nonlinear response of the building subjected to earthquake ground motions are analyzed. Finally, the aseismic capability of the building is evaluated.