The capacity of a structure can be assessed using inelastic analyses, requiring sophisticated numerical procedures such as pushover and incremental dynamic analyses. A simplified method for the evaluation of the seismic performance of steel Concentrically Braced Frames (CBFs) to be used in everyday practice and the immediate aftermath of an earthquake has been recently proposed. This method evaluates the capacity of an existing building employing an analytical trilinear model without resorting to any non-linear analysis. The proposed methodology has been set up through a large parametric analysis, carried out on 420 frames designed according to three different approaches: the first one is the Theory of Plastic Mechanism Control (TPMC), ensuring the design of structures showing global collapse mechanisms (GCBFs), the second one is based on the Eurocode 8 design requirements (SCBFs), and the third is a non-seismic design, based on a non-seismic design (OCBFs). In this paper, some examples of the application of this simplified methodology are proposed with references to structures that are supposed to exhibit global, partial, and soft storey mechanisms.
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