Estimation of inelastic deformation demands in multistorey RC frame buildings

TitleEstimation of inelastic deformation demands in multistorey RC frame buildings
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
Panagiotakos TB, Fardis MN
JournalEarthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics
Volume28
Issue5
Pagination501–528
Abstract

Estimation of peak inelastic deformation demands is a key component of any displacement-based procedure for earthquake-resistant design of new structures or for seismic evaluation of existing structures. On the basis of the results of over a thousand non-linear dynamic analyses, rules are developed for the estimation of mean and upper-characteristic peak inelastic interstorey drifts and member chord rotations in multistorey RC frame buildings, either bare or infilled in all storeys but the first. For bare frame structures, mean inelastic deformation demands can be estimated from a linear, equivalent static, or preferably multimodal response spectrum analysis with 5 per cent damping and with the RC members considered with their secant stiffness at yielding. 95 per cent characteristic values can be estimated as multiples of the mean deformations. For open-first-storey buildings, the linear analysis can be equivalent static, with the infills modelled as rigid bidiagonal struts and all RC members considered with their secant stiffness to yielding.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1096-9845(199905)28:5<501::AID-EQE827>3.0.CO;2-5
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