The seismic Performance-Based assessment of existing masonry buildings requires the use of nonlinear models, in order to check the attainment of ultimate limit states. Incremental Dynamic Analysis represents the most accurate method but very few models areavailable which are able to describe the stiffness and strength degradation, which are typical of masonry buildings, as well as the hysteretic behaviour of piers and spandrels under cyclic actions. At engineering practice level, the Displacement-Based approach is widely adopted, through the use of nonlinear static analysis. However, the application in the case of irregular URM buildings with flexible horizontal diaphragms represents an open issue, due to various difficulties, for example in the transformation of the pushover curve of the original MDOF into the equivalent SDOForinthe definition of performance levels. A wide numerical investigation was made onsome case studies, in order to check the applicability of nonlinear static analyses and propose some newprocedures. Nonlinear dynamic analyses have been adopted as reference solution.

Seismic assessment of plan irregular masonry buildings with flexible diaphragms

Serena Cattari;Salvatore Marino;Sergio Lagomarsino
2015

Abstract

The seismic Performance-Based assessment of existing masonry buildings requires the use of nonlinear models, in order to check the attainment of ultimate limit states. Incremental Dynamic Analysis represents the most accurate method but very few models areavailable which are able to describe the stiffness and strength degradation, which are typical of masonry buildings, as well as the hysteretic behaviour of piers and spandrels under cyclic actions. At engineering practice level, the Displacement-Based approach is widely adopted, through the use of nonlinear static analysis. However, the application in the case of irregular URM buildings with flexible horizontal diaphragms represents an open issue, due to various difficulties, for example in the transformation of the pushover curve of the original MDOF into the equivalent SDOForinthe definition of performance levels. A wide numerical investigation was made onsome case studies, in order to check the applicability of nonlinear static analyses and propose some newprocedures. Nonlinear dynamic analyses have been adopted as reference solution.
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