KBC Seismic Design Force for Nonstructural Element

KBC 비구조요소 내진설계 하중

  • Kim, Dae-Kon (Seoul National University of Science & Technology, Department of Civil Engineering)
  • 김대곤 (서울과학기술대학교 건설시스템디자인공학과)
  • Received : 2014.01.03
  • Accepted : 2014.01.27
  • Published : 2014.03.15


Simple 3, 10, and 30-story buildings with a nonstructural element which is located at roof or near the middle of the building height are selected. Based on 2009 Korean Building Code, the seismic design force applied at the nonstructural element is evaluated. Response spectrum analysis is conducted with the design response acceleration spectrum of 2009 Korean Building Code and the analytical response is compared with the seismic design force from the Code. Furthermore, an artificial earthquake based on Korean design response acceleration spectrum and the 50% intensity of El Centro earthquake, which can be considered as the maximum future earthquake possibly occurring in Korea, are selected to conduct time history analysis. When the period of the nonstructural element is shorter than 0.06 second or longer than that of the 1st period of each building, the Code equations of seismic design force for nonstructural element seems to be appropriate. However, the period of the nonstructural element is close to the one of the building's higher mode periods including the 1st period, seismic force of the nonstructural element might exceed the Code specified seismic design force.


Supported by : 서울과학기술대학교


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