Evaluation of Separation Gap between Multi-storey Buildings Subjected to Dynamic Seismic Load
During the earthquake, the structures are subjected to earthquake forces and the adjacent structure may collide with each other due to different dynamic characteristics. When building vibrates out of phase and separated gap between buildings are not sufficient to accommodate their relative motions, this can cause severe damage to the structures, and it is known as seismic pounding. Many times maintaining sufficient pounding gap between adjacent buildings becomes difficult due to site constraints. The present work evaluates the minimum separation gap required between high-rise buildings. Two high-rise building of 10 storeys and 15 storeys are modelled and analysed for dynamic time history analysis for the EI Centro ground motions, and minimum pounding gap between buildings has been discussed.
KeywordsSeismic pounding RC building ETABS Time history analysis
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