Volume 7 Issue 2 - July 2016

  • 1. Effect of seismic pounding between reinforced concrete buildings

    Authors : Arpitha K, Umadevi R

    Pages : 576-583

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.72.588

    Keywords : Nonlinear Analysis, Pounding, Reinforced Concrete Buildings, Adjacent Structures, Pounding

    Abstract :

    During earthquakes the buildings which are closely spaced structures with insufficient gap between them have a chance of pounding on the adjacent building block. The present day scenario in urban areas buildings were built very close to each other for the complete usage of limited space. So in this study an attempt was made to analyse the seismic response due to pounding between the R.C buildings that are built without sufficient separation gap. A model of two buildings close to each other one being G+4 storey and other being G+7 storey were considered. The parameters like displacement and impact force were considered for the dynamic analysis using ETABS 2015 software. The design approach used in this study, ensure that structures possess a minimum strength to withstand minor and modern earthquakes without being damaged. The main objective of this study is to withstand a major earthquake without collapse by considering past ground acceleration for buildings subjected to seismic pounding under high seismic zone.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Arpitha K, Umadevi R, "Effect of seismic pounding between reinforced concrete buildings", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=906&j_id=3296, Volume 7 Issue 2 - July 2016, 576-583, #ijltetorg