Author: Chiu, Fook-luen Gordon
Title: The earthquake resistance of building structures
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 1997
Subject: Buildings -- Earthquake effects
Buildings -- China -- Earthquake effects -- Case studies
Buildings -- China -- Hong Kong -- Earthquake effects -- Case studies
Earthquake resistant design
Earthquake resistant design -- China -- Case studies
Earthquake resistant design -- China -- Hong Kong -- Case studies
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Pages: 168 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
Abstract: The purpose of this dissertation is to arise those practising Engineers and undergraduates who lack ideas about earthquake effects on bare steel buildings. The reader may be generally experienced in building design but lack specific experience with earthquakes or the reader may not possess the concept in any kind. The development of the presentation in this dissertation has been carried out with both comparative part of current design code and numerical examples. The study of the materials in this dissertation will provide the reader with a general understanding of the dynamic response for various design codes of practice in the world and comparisons between wind loading and seismic loading on bare steel buildings are also incorporated. Much of the material in this dissertation should be understandable to the general reader. However, the discussions of collapse analysis and structural behavior are developed with the assumption that the reader has some background experience in these areas. A case study on wind loading and seismic loading has been provided for a hypothetical 40 storey building in Shenzhen, China and in Hong Kong. The lateral loading considerations in Hong Kong are based on the European Code, EC8 for seismic provision and Hong Kong Wind Code (1983), while for the Chinese counterpart, GBJ 11-89 and other relevant Chinese codes are adopted. The analysis of the hypothetical 40 storey building was performed using an elasto-plastic structural analysis. As a comparison, the ratio between the collapse load and the working load on the building is assumed to be the absolute factor of safety to the corresponding building at ultimate stage. Ductility ratio is also assumed as the ultimate translational displacement at the top of the building to the maximum translational displacement at the elastic region.
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