Nonlinear seismic assessment of steel moment frames under bidirectional loading via endurance time method

Valamanesh, V ; Sharif University of Technology

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1002/tal.1054
  3. Abstract:
  4. In this paper, considering horizontal components of seismic excitation, an algorithm for the nonlinear multi-component analysis of building structures by the Endurance Time (ET) method is proposed, and results of the ET method for various steel moment frames with one to seven stories are verified by comparing with the results from Nonlinear Time History Analysis with use of two different sets of ground motions. In addition, several parameters such as eccentricities and irregularities in structure, rotational and lateral stiffness, effect of hysteresis type and ductility have been considered for sensitivity analysis on results, obtained by ET method. Results show that on the basis of recommendations of structural codes for bidirectional time history analysis, which requires applying horizontal components of earthquakes simultaneously, the ET method can be used to predict the seismic response of structures with reasonable approximation and reduced computational effort
  5. Keywords:
  6. Bidirectional seismic loading ; Endurance Time method ; Intensifying acceleration functions ; Nonlinear analysis ; Three-dimensional modeling ; Concrete beams and girders ; Seismic response ; Bi-directional loading ; Computational effort ; Multi-component analysis ; Nonlinear time history analysis ; Seismic loadings ; Three-dimensional model ; Time history analysis ; Earthquakes
  7. Source: Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings ; Vol. 23, issue. 6 , April , 2014 , p. 442-462 ; ISSN: 15417794
  8. URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tal.1054/abstract