Effect of elastic columns on the mechanism of damage control for steel structures in Japan and the USA

Y. Kimura, S. Hamazaki

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Abstract

There are some differences in steel structures from the point of view of seismic designs between the USA and Japan. Japanese typical frames are spatial moment resisting frames. USA frames are the perimeter frames, and the columns inside the frames are designed as gravity columns, which support only the weight of the buildings. Such columns may divide the shear force over the height of the frame and work as damage control systems. This study clarifies the drift deformation concentration for the standard steel moment resistant frames in the USA and Japan. The equations for the drift concentration are developed under the equilibrium conditions, and compared with the push over analyses results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarthquake Resistant Engineering Structures VII
Pages53-63
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures, ERES 2009 - , Cyprus
Duration: 2009 May 112009 May 13

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on the Built Environment
Volume104
ISSN (Print)1743-3509

Other

Other7th International Conference on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures, ERES 2009
CountryCyprus
Period09/5/1109/5/13

Keywords

  • Drift concentration factor
  • Gravity column
  • Ratio of column flexural stiffness
  • USA and Japanese moment resisting frame

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Transportation
  • Safety Research
  • Computer Science Applications

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