Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering

2015 Edition
| Editors: Michael Beer, Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou, Edoardo Patelli, Siu-Kui Au

Seismic Analysis of Steel Buildings: Numerical Modeling

  • Charis J. GantesEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35344-4_124

Synonyms

Numerical simulation of steel buildings; Structural design of steel buildings in seismic regions

Introduction

The aim of this contribution is to present the state of the art in numerical modeling of steel buildings, aiming at their structural analysis and design. To that effect, the successive stages of this process will be presented, including the conceptual design, numerical modeling, application of support conditions and loads, structural analysis, and design checks. The two latter issues, structural analysis and design checks, will be discussed briefly, to the extent that they interact with the modeling process, as they are also covered in detail in other parts of this encyclopedia. The interaction with other engineering disciplines throughout the design process will be demonstrated. For the purpose of this presentation, a prototype building will be used, which is described in the next section.

Description of Prototype Building

A simple single-story laboratory building,...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Steel Structures, School of Civil EngineeringNational Technical University of Athens, Zografou CampusAthensGreece