The European seismic code 8 (Eurocode 8) classifies buildings as plan-wise regular according to four criteria which are mostly qualitative and a fifth one which is based on parameters such as stiffness, eccentricity and torsional radius that can be only approximately defined for multi-story buildings. Therefore, such plan-regularity criteria need to be improved. ASCE seismic code, according to a different criterion, considers plan irregularity when the maximum story drift, at one end of the building structure, exceeds more than 1.2 times the average of the story drifts at the two ends of the structure under building static analysis. Nevertheless, both the ASCE approach and the threshold value of 1.2 need to be supported by adequate background studies, based also on nonlinear seismic analysis. In this paper a numerical analysis is carried out, by studying the seismic response of an existing r.c. school building. Static analysis is developed by progressively shifting the centre of mass, until the ratio between the maximum lateral displacement of the floor at the level considered and the average of the horizontal displacements at extreme positions of the floor at the same level matches and even exceeds the value of 1.2. Then, nonlinear dynamic analyses are carried out to check the corresponding level of response irregularity in terms of uneven plan distribution of deformation and displacement demands and performance parameters. The above comparison leads to check the suitability of the ASCE approach and, in particular, of the threshold value of 1.2 for identifying buildings plan irregularity.

An Assessment of American Criterion for Detecting Plan IrregularityELETTRONICO. - (2020), pp. 215-231. [10.1007/978-3-030-33532-8_18]

An Assessment of American Criterion for Detecting Plan Irregularity

Alecci V.
;
De Stefano M.;Galassi S.;Lapi M.;Orlando M.
2020

Abstract

The European seismic code 8 (Eurocode 8) classifies buildings as plan-wise regular according to four criteria which are mostly qualitative and a fifth one which is based on parameters such as stiffness, eccentricity and torsional radius that can be only approximately defined for multi-story buildings. Therefore, such plan-regularity criteria need to be improved. ASCE seismic code, according to a different criterion, considers plan irregularity when the maximum story drift, at one end of the building structure, exceeds more than 1.2 times the average of the story drifts at the two ends of the structure under building static analysis. Nevertheless, both the ASCE approach and the threshold value of 1.2 need to be supported by adequate background studies, based also on nonlinear seismic analysis. In this paper a numerical analysis is carried out, by studying the seismic response of an existing r.c. school building. Static analysis is developed by progressively shifting the centre of mass, until the ratio between the maximum lateral displacement of the floor at the level considered and the average of the horizontal displacements at extreme positions of the floor at the same level matches and even exceeds the value of 1.2. Then, nonlinear dynamic analyses are carried out to check the corresponding level of response irregularity in terms of uneven plan distribution of deformation and displacement demands and performance parameters. The above comparison leads to check the suitability of the ASCE approach and, in particular, of the threshold value of 1.2 for identifying buildings plan irregularity.
978-3-030-33532-8
Seismic Behaviour and Design of Irregular and Complex Civil Structures III. Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
215
231
Alecci V.; De Stefano M.; Galassi S.; Lapi M.; Orlando M.
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