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Combination rules and critical seismic response of steel buildings modeled as complex MDOF systems
- Reyes-Salazar, Alfredo (Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Ciudad Universitaria) ;
- Valenzuela-Beltran, Federico (Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Ciudad Universitaria) ;
- de Leon-Escobedo, David (Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria) ;
- Bojorquez-Mora, Eden (Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Ciudad Universitaria) ;
- Barraza, Arturo Lopez (Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Ciudad Universitaria)
- Received : 2013.12.27
- Accepted : 2015.10.26
- Published : 2016.01.25
The Maximum seismic responses of steel buildings with perimeter moment resisting frames (MRF), modeled as complex MDOF systems, are estimated for several incidence angles of the horizontal components and the critical one is identified. The accuracy of the existing rules to combine the effects of the individual components is also studied. Two and three components are considered. The critical response does not occur for principal components and the corresponding incidence angle varies from one earthquake to another. The critical response can be estimated as 1.40 and 1.10 times that of the principal components, for axial load and interstory shears, respectively. The rules underestimate the axial load but reasonably overestimate the shears. The rules are not always inaccurate in the estimation of the combined response for correlated components. On the other hand, totally uncorrelated (principal) components are not always related to an accurate estimation. The correlation of the individual effects (
critical response;steel buildings;seismic design codes;combination rules;effect of individual components;correlation of effects;MDOF and SDOF systems
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