# TREMOR, TECHKRITI 2012 PROBLEM STATEMENT

Design and construct a G+6 (seven) storey RC building model, to function as a residential building with at least four apartments on each floor, to be located in New Delhi, according to the following terms and conditions. 1. Configuration of Models

1.1Baseboard: The model shall be constructed on a square baseboard provided by the organizing team. The baseboard, Mb, shall be weighed and recorded before the construction of the model. A clearance of 25mm must be left around the edges of the baseboard such that the model can be fixed easily handled onto the 1Dimensional Earthquake Simulator at Structural Engineering Laboratory.

1.2 Holes in the Baseboard: The screws on the shake table are at center to center distance of 25cm. Hence the baseboard provided will carry holes drilled accordingly. Hence it is highly advisable that the participants do not disturb these holes during construction to ensure that their structures can be tested. 1.3 Number of Floor: There is no restriction on the number of bays in any direction. Figure A and B show one and two bay systems respectively. The building will have 7 storeys and hence 7 floors excluding the baseboard, which may be supported in any way desired. A flat roof shall be treated as a floor. The baseboard can be used as the ground floor of the model where no additional weights (refer section 3.4) will be applied. 1.4 Clear distance: As shown in Figures A and B, the distance between the top surface of the slab of any floor and the bottom of the girder of the floor above it (i.e. the clear distance) must be a minimum of 12 cm and a maximum of 15 cm. The height of the lead weights (refer section 3.4) on any floors of the model is not counted as part of the floor for minimum clear distance calculation.

elevator shaft and a gallery interconnecting the apartment with the staircase and elevators. Figure D: Arrangement of shear walls .6 Area of floor: Each of the seven floors is to be divided into four 2-BHK apartments plus the addition space for staircase.8 Shear Wall: Shear walls are optional. placing columns in the interior should not obstruct the usable area or in other words the columns should be placed only at the edges of partition walls or shear walls.5 Location of Columns: The minimum clear spacing between the columns of the structure should be 12cm. There is no restriction on the length of the shear wall. and the responsibility of placing columns in such a way that the lead weights (supposed to act as dead load. Figure C shows a typical arrangement of columns along with shear walls.7 Size of Structural Members: Maximum size of structural members are:Bracing: 10mm×2mm Beam: 10mm×4mm Column: 10mm×6mm 1. The floor area of each floor is the area enclosed by the four apartments and the outermost columns including the space taken up by the columns except for the balcony which will be included in the floor area. For ease of construction and accessibility of the entire floor area the living room and the kitchen can be merged as is done in most of the economic apartments these days.1. Each apartment must have a balcony. They may be placed in the interior but it should be ensured that the weights can be mounted easily. 1. Fig. however its thickness should not exceed 8mm. C: Plan views showing the positions of columns 1. section 3.4) can be placed in each room of every apartment lies with the participant. Also.

Table 2.9 Non-structural elements: 1. 600mm × 600mm ×10mm 1000mm × 600mm × 8mm 600mm × 600mm × 6mm Thickness – 4mm. in case of multiple walls) for each room. living room. 1. The staircase may be represented by an incline on each floor. For the sake of accessibility the curtain walls can be omitted. among the walls. The window area may be distributed. Walls . kitchen and a bathroom) and a gallery connecting them with elevator and staircase.1 Materials to be provided Materials Timber strips Cotton string Baseboard Plywood (Shear walls) Plywood (floor slabs) Plywood (partition walls) Fevicol Sandpaper Specifications 1000mm × 10mm × 2mm Cotton Twines No. The minimum cross section area of the elevators must be 25cm2.9. The curtain walls can be omitted for ease of construction and mounting.1.1Walls: Each floor shall be divided into at least four 2-BHK apartments using partition walls (two bedrooms. 1.3 Staircase: There must be at least one set of staircases connecting each floor to be constructed from the ground floor. in case of multiple curtain walls as walls of a room.9.5 Glass Work: By using transparent wrapping paper one can specify the use of glasswork to maximize the amount of sunlight in the gallery to minimize electricity consumption for lighting purpose. The specifications and quantities of the materials are listed in Table 2. Each of these rooms should be separated with partitions walls having slots for doors. 1.9.9. Materials The participating teams shall only the materials provided by the organizing team to construct their models.1 below.9.2 Elevators: The building must have at least two elevators connecting ground floor to all the floors. 1. living room. Area – 40000cm 2 Quantity 250 sticks 2m 1 2 7 1 400gm - 3. The partition walls used in each apartment shall have a maximum thickness of 4mm.4 Gallery: The apartments. The rooms with curtain walls as one (or more) of their walls must have windows with minimum area of 25% area of the wall (or larger wall. kitchen (merged with living room) and at least one bathroom and a balcony. The minimum thickness of the staircase must be at least 5cm. Construction of Models 3. staircases and the elevators must be interconnected by a continuous gallery of a minimum width 5cm.1 Exterior (curtain) and Interior (partition) Walls: Each of the four apartments must have 2 bedrooms. 2.