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Simplified Approach Of Seismic Analysis Using A Planar Linear Elastic Model For An Office Building With No Regularity In Plan In Comparison To A Spatial Model According To Finite Element Software

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posted on 26.10.2021, 17:18 authored by Timo Schlenker
This master’s project introduces a simplified approach to calculate the earthquake resistance of a four-storey office building. Therefore, the moment distribution of each bracing wall according to the approach will be compared to the moment distribution according to the earthquake resistance calculation of a finite element software. Both, the simplified approach and the calculation using a spatial model will be introduced and performed. The comparison then will be investigated to explain the differences and why the approach can not be considered to be a conservative simplification to calculate the investigated building for earthquake resistance.
Furthermore, this masters project is based on the 2018 German National Annex of Eurocode 8 and compares it to the predecessor version of 2011.

History

Language

English

Degree

Master of Engineering

Program

Civil Engineering

Undergraduate Research

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

Thesis Project

Thesis Advisor

Jinyuan Liu