Despite the fact that Eccentrically Braced Frames with Vertical Links (VL-EBFs), also referred to as inverted Y-scheme, are codified in Eurocode 8, the issues related to their seismic response and design have not been widely investigated, so that design criteria commonly applied for Eccentrically Braced Frames with Horizontal Links (HL-EBFs) are commonly applied. However, the Theory of Plastic Mechanism Control (TPMC) has been recently extended to the case of VL-EBFs. The aims of this article, on one hand, are to provide a further validation of the recently proposed design procedure, based on TPMC, and, on the other hand, are to compare the seismic performance of dual systems composed by a moment-resisting part and VL-EBF part designed by means of TPMC with those occurring when Eurocode 8 design criteria are applied. The validation of the proposed design procedure is carried out by means of Incremental Dynamic Analyses (IDA). The main purpose of such analyses is the check of the fulfilment of the design goal of TPMC, i.e., the development of a pattern of yielding consistent with the collapse mechanism of global type. Such mechanism is universally recognized as the one leading to the highest energy dissipation capacity. In case of MRF-EBF dual systems, it is characterized by the yielding of all the links and all the beams at their ends. Conversely, all the columns and the diagonal braces remain in elastic range. Obviously, exception is made for the base sections of first story columns. In particular, two case studies are analyzed which are characterized by a different number of stories. Each building structure is designed according to both TPMC and Eurocode 8 provisions. The seismic response obtained is investigated by both push-over and IDA analyses. The attention is focused on the pattern of yielding obtained, the maximum interstory drift demand, the link plastic rotation demand and sharing of the seismic base shear between the moment-resisting part and the bracing part of the structural system. The results obtained point out improvement of the seismic response, compared to Eurocode 8 provisions, achieved by means of TPMC.

Seismic Design of MRF-EBF Dual Systems with Vertical Links: EC8 vs Plastic Design

NASTRI, ELIDE;MONTUORI, Rosario;PILUSO, Vincenzo
2015

Abstract

Despite the fact that Eccentrically Braced Frames with Vertical Links (VL-EBFs), also referred to as inverted Y-scheme, are codified in Eurocode 8, the issues related to their seismic response and design have not been widely investigated, so that design criteria commonly applied for Eccentrically Braced Frames with Horizontal Links (HL-EBFs) are commonly applied. However, the Theory of Plastic Mechanism Control (TPMC) has been recently extended to the case of VL-EBFs. The aims of this article, on one hand, are to provide a further validation of the recently proposed design procedure, based on TPMC, and, on the other hand, are to compare the seismic performance of dual systems composed by a moment-resisting part and VL-EBF part designed by means of TPMC with those occurring when Eurocode 8 design criteria are applied. The validation of the proposed design procedure is carried out by means of Incremental Dynamic Analyses (IDA). The main purpose of such analyses is the check of the fulfilment of the design goal of TPMC, i.e., the development of a pattern of yielding consistent with the collapse mechanism of global type. Such mechanism is universally recognized as the one leading to the highest energy dissipation capacity. In case of MRF-EBF dual systems, it is characterized by the yielding of all the links and all the beams at their ends. Conversely, all the columns and the diagonal braces remain in elastic range. Obviously, exception is made for the base sections of first story columns. In particular, two case studies are analyzed which are characterized by a different number of stories. Each building structure is designed according to both TPMC and Eurocode 8 provisions. The seismic response obtained is investigated by both push-over and IDA analyses. The attention is focused on the pattern of yielding obtained, the maximum interstory drift demand, the link plastic rotation demand and sharing of the seismic base shear between the moment-resisting part and the bracing part of the structural system. The results obtained point out improvement of the seismic response, compared to Eurocode 8 provisions, achieved by means of TPMC.
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