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
thesisposted on 2023-04-25, 17:39 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.
- Master of Engineering
- Civil Engineering
Granting InstitutionRyerson University
LAC Thesis Type
- Thesis Project