Recent earthquakes have underlined the need for a prompt classification of buildings in terms of seismic performances. The capacity of a structure can be assessed by means of inelastic analysis, requiring sophisticated numerical procedures. Therefore, a simplified method for the evaluation of seismic performance of steel frames to be used in the everyday practice is proposed in this paper. This method can evaluate the capacity of an existing building without resorting to any static non-linear or dynamic non-linear analyses. To set up the method, an extensive parametric analysis was carried out on 420 frames designed according to 3 different approaches: the first is the Theory of Plastic Mechanism Control and ensures the design of structures characterized by global collapse mechanism (Global Moment Resisting Frames (GMRFs)), the second is based on the application of the Eurocode 8 requirements (Special Moment Resisting Frames (SMRFs)) while the third is a non-seismic design, based on sizing for vertical loads only (Ordinary Moment Resisting Frames (OMRFs)).

A simplified performance based approach for the evaluation of seismic performances of steel frames

Montuori R.;Nastri E.;Piluso V.;Todisco P.
2020-01-01

Abstract

Recent earthquakes have underlined the need for a prompt classification of buildings in terms of seismic performances. The capacity of a structure can be assessed by means of inelastic analysis, requiring sophisticated numerical procedures. Therefore, a simplified method for the evaluation of seismic performance of steel frames to be used in the everyday practice is proposed in this paper. This method can evaluate the capacity of an existing building without resorting to any static non-linear or dynamic non-linear analyses. To set up the method, an extensive parametric analysis was carried out on 420 frames designed according to 3 different approaches: the first is the Theory of Plastic Mechanism Control and ensures the design of structures characterized by global collapse mechanism (Global Moment Resisting Frames (GMRFs)), the second is based on the application of the Eurocode 8 requirements (Special Moment Resisting Frames (SMRFs)) while the third is a non-seismic design, based on sizing for vertical loads only (Ordinary Moment Resisting Frames (OMRFs)).
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