WIT Press

Earthquake Interaction Between Adjacent Buildings Under Friction Effects

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES960161

Volume

23

Pages

9

Published

1996

Size

694 kb

Author(s)

A.A. Liolios

Abstract

A numerical approach is presented for an inequality problem arising in the earthquake analysis of adjacent buildings. This problem concerns the unilateral contact-impact between neighboring buildings, when friction and P-delta effects are taken into account. The proposed numerical approach is based on a double discretization, in space and time, and on optimization methods. First, the Finite Element Method is applied in space. A piecewise linearization for the nonconvex contact laws and for the Coulomb frictional behaviour is used. Next, with the aid of Laplace transform, the linear equality problem conditions are transformed to convolutional ones, involving as unknowns the unilateral quantities only. So the number of unknowns is sig

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