Seismic Demands Assessment of Tall Buildings: Theoretical Approach and Applications

  • Benazouz ChikhEmail author
  • Mustapha Remki
  • Abdelkader Benyoucef
  • Youcef Mehani
  • Mohamed Hadid
  • Abdelmounaim Mechaala
Conference paper
Part of the Sustainable Civil Infrastructures book series (SUCI)


In recent years, a new interest has in fact arisen in the displacement based seismic design, especially in tall buildings. Several contributions have already been submitted for the development of different procedures based on displacements with the aim to simplify the evaluation of seismic demands of structures. In this paper, an improved procedure based on displacements applicable to the analysis and design of tall buildings is presented and illustrated by examples. It is considered as a new procedure for estimating the seismic deformation of Multi-Degree-of-Freedom systems. An example of a calculation that highlights the steps involved in applying this inelastic response evaluation approach is included to demonstrate the simplicity of the method. The accuracy of the proposed procedure is verified against the Nonlinear Time History Analysis (NL-THA) results and Uncoupled Modal Response History Analysis (UMRHA) of a 9-story steel building subjected to El-Centro 1940 (N/S) as a first application. In the second application the accuracy of the improved procedure is verified against the nonlinear time history analysis results of two tall buildings. The comparisons showed that the new method gives accurate deformations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benazouz Chikh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mustapha Remki
    • 1
  • Abdelkader Benyoucef
    • 1
  • Youcef Mehani
    • 1
  • Mohamed Hadid
    • 2
  • Abdelmounaim Mechaala
    • 3
  1. 1.Earthquake Engineering DivisionNational Earthquake Engineering Research CenterAlgiersAlgeria
  2. 2.National School of Built and Ground Works Engineering (ENSTP)AlgiersAlgeria
  3. 3.Civil Engineering DepartmentUniversity of Abbés LaghrourKhenchlaAlgeria

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