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Seismic And Structural Response Of A Framed Four Level Building With RC And Steel Structure Designed According To Current Venezuelan Codes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES130091

Volume

132

Pages

12

Page Range

109 - 120

Published

2013

Size

2308 kb

Author(s)

R. Ugel, R. I. Herrera, J. C. Vielma, A. Barbat & L. Pujades

Abstract

This study determines the structural behavior of a four level framed building with composite RC and steel structure designed according Venezuelan seismic codes. The structural system consists of RC frames in the first three levels and steel frames in the fourth. It was performed linear analysis to design all structural elements. Capacity curves and performance points were obtained with pushover analysis. Results showed greater ductility in the X frames’ direction and greater resistance reserve in the external frames. Performing points showed adequate resistance values but low stiffness in two Y frames’ directions. Seismic action is carried on through synthetic accelerograms defined by the seismic codes used in this study. Dynamic analysis is used to compute parameters of ductility, over strength and displacements. In one case the collapse Limit State was reached, implying a general collapse of the building. Incremental dynamic analysis was performed to obtain fragility curves and damage probability matrix; a very high probability of significant lateral displacement and damage was evidenced from this despite a normative design of structural elements. Keywords: composite structure, performance point, incremental dynamic analysis, fragility curves.

Keywords

composite structure, performance point, incremental dynamicanalysis, fragility curves