Simulating seismically isolated buildings under earthquake-induced pounding incidences

P. C. Polycarpou, P. Komodromos

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Abstract

Seismically isolated buildings usually experience large horizontal relative displacements during strong earthquakes due to the flexibility that is incorporated, through seismic bearings, at their bases. If the available clearance around a seismically isolated building is, for any reason, limited, then there is a possibility of the building pounding against adjacent structures. This paper, presents a methodology for simulating this problem using numerical methods, in order to investigate the effects of potential pounding on the overall seismic response of seismically isolated buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructures Under Shock and Impact XI, SUSI 2010
Pages245-256
Number of pages12
Volume113
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event11th International Conference on Structures Under Shock and Impact, SUSI 2010 - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 28 Jul 201030 Jul 2010

Other

Other11th International Conference on Structures Under Shock and Impact, SUSI 2010
CountryEstonia
CityTallinn
Period28/07/1030/07/10

Keywords

  • earthquake
  • impacts
  • pounding
  • seismic isolation

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    Polycarpou, P. C., & Komodromos, P. (2010). Simulating seismically isolated buildings under earthquake-induced pounding incidences. In Structures Under Shock and Impact XI, SUSI 2010 (Vol. 113, pp. 245-256) https://doi.org/10.2495/SU100211