Journal of Materials and Engineering Structures
Prolixity and complexities inherent in the nonlinear dynamic analysis (NDA) impel engineers to lean towards nonlinear static analysis (NSA) in practice. This paper partly explores differences and similarities in responses obtained from these two simulation techniques. The scope of the study is narrowed down to ubiquitous regular code-conforming mid-rise steel X-braced frames. Different common lateral load patterns are coupled with NSA to study their interactive effects on responses. The modal nonlinear static analysis is also carried out, where deemed necessary. NDA using three different earthquake records are conducted as well, to validate NSA results. Results of nonlinear analyses are undertaken to compare provisions of seismic rehabilitation code with those of seismic design codes. Base shear, story drift, lateral displacement profile obtained for each model are independently thoroughly discussed. Eventually, some suggestions to improve design code requirements are accordingly provided, as applicable.
ANSARI, Mokhtar; POUR, Hosein Gholi; SAFIEY, Amir. Seismic performance of mid-rise code-conforming X-braced steel frames. Journal of Materials and Engineering Structures « JMES », [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 279-292, aug. 2019. ISSN 2170-127X. Available at: . Date accessed: 11 aug. 2019.