Evaluation of the seismic design factors of RC multi-story buildings

Aman M. Mwafy, Usama Ebead

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Abstract

The frequent seismic activities in the UAE along with the adoption of new design provisions necessitates calibrating the seismic design performance factors, namely the reserve strength, response modification and deflection amplification factors, of various structures in this region. This paper briefly discusses sample results from a comprehensive study carried out to verify response factors used in the seismic design of Reinforced Concrete (RC) multi-story buildings in the UAE. For the sake of brevity, the structural design and the adopted approach to develop simulation models for five reference buildings, varying in heights from 20 to 60 stories, using multi-degrees of freedom fiber-based modeling technique is not covered. A large number of inelastic pushover and dynamic collapse analyses are carried out under the effect of twenty earthquake records representing two seismic scenarios and the results are processed to estimate the seismic design factors. The paper presents a systematic seismic vulnerability study and provides practical conclusions that apply to a wide range of multi-story buildings in the UAE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISEC 2011 - 6th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference
Subtitle of host publicationModern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction
EditorsSiamak Yazdani, Sai On Cheung, Amarjit Singh, Nader Ghafoori
PublisherResearch Publishing Services
Pages977-982
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789810879204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event6th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Modern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction, ISEC 2011 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 21 2011Jun 26 2011

Publication series

NameISEC 2011 - 6th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Modern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction

Other

Other6th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Modern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction, ISEC 2011
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period6/21/116/26/11

Keywords

  • Earthquake records
  • Fiber-based modeling
  • Seismic design factors
  • Shear wall buildings
  • UAE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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