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Design aspects for minimizing the rotational behavior of setbacks buildings
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  • Journal title : Earthquakes and Structures
  • Volume 10, Issue 5,  2016, pp.1049-1066
  • Publisher : Techno-Press
  • DOI : 10.12989/eas.2016.10.5.1049
 Title & Authors
Design aspects for minimizing the rotational behavior of setbacks buildings
Georgoussis, George K.;
 Abstract
An approximate analysis is presented for multi-story setback buildings subjected to ground motions. Setback buildings with mass and stiffness discontinuities are common in modern architecture and quite often they are asymmetric in plan. The proposed analysis provides basic dynamic data (frequencies and peak values of base resultant forces) and furthermore an overview of the building response during a ground excitation. The method is based on the concept of the equivalent single story system, which has been introduced by the author in earlier papers for assessing the response of uniform in height buildings. As basic quantities of the dynamic response of elastic setback buildings can be derived by analyzing simple systems, a structural layout of minimum elastic rotational response can be easily constructed. The behavior of such structural configurations, which is basically translational into the elastic phase, is also examined into the post elastic phase when the strength assignment of the various bents is based on a planar static analysis under a set of lateral forces simulating an equivalent `seismic loading`. It is demonstrated that the almost concurrent yielding of all resisting elements preserves the translational response, attained at the end of the elastic phase, to the post elastic one.
 Keywords
setback buildings;modal analysis;eccentric structures;modal centre of rigidity;inelastic analysis;
 Language
English
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