On the numerical simulation of impacts for the investigation of earthquake-induced pounding of buildings

P. Polycarpou, P. Komodromos

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Several research studies have been conducted in order to investigate, through numerical simulations, the problem of earthquake-induced pounding of neighbouring buildings. A significant part of this numerical problem has to do with the simulation of impacts. The numerical modelling of impact phenomena and the estimation of the impact-forces acting on the colliding bodies is an important issue, not only for the cases of structural poundings, but also for other computational problems involving impact. In the current paper, a discussion is made on the various impact models that have been used in the scientific literature, while two new impact models are presented. This paper also examines the effect of using different types of impact models to simulate structural pounding on the overall structural response, since there is a logical question whether it would be valuable to improve the accuracy of an impact model, which is, after all, an oversimplification of the very complicate impact phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST 2010
PublisherCivil-Comp Press
Volume93
ISBN (Print)9781905088386
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event10th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST 2010 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 14 Sep 201017 Sep 2010

Other

Other10th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST 2010
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period14/09/1017/09/10

Keywords

  • Building
  • Earthquake
  • Impact model
  • Pounding

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'On the numerical simulation of impacts for the investigation of earthquake-induced pounding of buildings'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Polycarpou, P., & Komodromos, P. (2010). On the numerical simulation of impacts for the investigation of earthquake-induced pounding of buildings. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST 2010 (Vol. 93). Civil-Comp Press.