Seismic behavior of reinforced concrete buildings under varying frequency contents

Youldash, S (2014) Seismic behavior of reinforced concrete buildings under varying frequency contents. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_MTech" not defined] thesis.



Earthquake is the result of sudden release of energy in the earth’s crust that generates seismic waves. Ground shaking and rupture are the major effects generated by earthquakes. It has social as well as economic consequences such as causing death and injury of living things especially human beings and damages the built and natural environment. In order to take precaution for the loss of life and damage of structures due to the ground motion, it is important to understand the characteristics of the ground motion. The most important dynamic characteristics of earthquake are peak ground acceleration (PGA), frequency content, and duration. These characteristics play predominant rule in studying the behavior of structures under seismic loads.The strength of ground motion is measured based on the PGA, frequency content and how long the shaking continues. Ground motion has different frequency contents such as low, intermediate, and high. Present work deals with study of frequency content of ground motion on reinforced concrete (RC) buildings. Linear time history analysis is performed in structural analysis and design (STAAD Pro) software. The proposed method is to study the response of low, mid, and high- rise RC buildings under low, intermediate, and high- frequency content ground motions. Both regular and irregular three-dimension two, six, and twenty-story RC buildings with six ground motions of low, intermediate, and high-frequency contents having equal duration and PGA are studied. The response of the buildings due to the ground motions in terms of story displacement, story velocity, story acceleration, and base shear are found. The responses of each ground motion for each type of building are studied. The results show that low- frequency content ground motions have significant effect on both regular as well as irregular RC buildings. However, high-frequency content ground motions have very less effect on responses of the regular as well as irregular RC buildings.

Item Type:Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_MTech" not defined])
Uncontrolled Keywords:Reinforced concrete building; ground motion; peak ground acceleration; frequency content; time history analysis
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Structural Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Civil Engineering
ID Code:5986
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:25 Aug 2014 11:21
Last Modified:25 Aug 2014 11:21
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