An evaluation of the seismic response of symmetric steel space buildings

  • Yon, Burak (Dicle University Civil Engineering Department)
  • Received : 2015.04.17
  • Accepted : 2015.10.12
  • Published : 2016.02.10


This paper evaluates the seismic response of three dimensional steel space buildings using the spread plastic hinge approach. A numerical study was carried out in which a sample steel space building was selected for pushover analysis and incremental nonlinear dynamic time history analysis. For the nonlinear analysis, three earthquake acceleration records were selected to ensure compatibility with the design spectrum defined in the Turkish Earthquake Code. The interstorey drift, capacity curve, maximum responses and dynamic pushover curves of the building were obtained. The analysis results were compared and good correlation was obtained between the idealized dynamic analyses envelopes with and static pushover curves for the selected building. As a result to more accurately account response of steel buildings, dynamic pushover envelopes can be obtained and compared with static pushover curve of the building.


spread plastic hinge;static pushover analysis;steel building;incremental nonlinear dynamic time history analysis


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