The paper presents the comparison of the results of non-linear static analyses performed with different software based on the equivalent frame (EF) modelling approach on a simple two-story unreinforced masonry building with rigid diaphragms. This study is part of a wider research activity carried out in the framework of the Italian Network of Seismic Laboratories (ReLUIS) projects, funded by the Italian Department of Civil Protection. Different configurations have been considered varying the layout of the openings on the bearing walls and the structural details. The EF models have been defined adopting as much as possible common assumptions, in order to reduce the epistemic modelling uncertainties and to facilitate the interpretation of the differences in the results obtained by the software. The comparison involved different aspects: the global scale response, in terms of capacity curves, the predicted damage pattern as well as checks at the local scale, in terms of distribution of the generalized forces. Moreover, in order to assess the reliability of the obtained results, the numerical predictions have been compared to an analytical upper bound reference solution. Finally, the sensitivity of the numerical response to the criterion adopted for the EF idealization of masonry walls has been investigated.

Modelling the seismic response of a 2-storey URM benchmark case study: comparison among different equivalent frame models

Ottonelli D.;Degli Abbati S.;
2021-01-01

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The paper presents the comparison of the results of non-linear static analyses performed with different software based on the equivalent frame (EF) modelling approach on a simple two-story unreinforced masonry building with rigid diaphragms. This study is part of a wider research activity carried out in the framework of the Italian Network of Seismic Laboratories (ReLUIS) projects, funded by the Italian Department of Civil Protection. Different configurations have been considered varying the layout of the openings on the bearing walls and the structural details. The EF models have been defined adopting as much as possible common assumptions, in order to reduce the epistemic modelling uncertainties and to facilitate the interpretation of the differences in the results obtained by the software. The comparison involved different aspects: the global scale response, in terms of capacity curves, the predicted damage pattern as well as checks at the local scale, in terms of distribution of the generalized forces. Moreover, in order to assess the reliability of the obtained results, the numerical predictions have been compared to an analytical upper bound reference solution. Finally, the sensitivity of the numerical response to the criterion adopted for the EF idealization of masonry walls has been investigated.
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