Efficient Implementation of IDA for Evaluating Seismic Response of Tall Buildings

One of the primary goals in tall building codes and standards is to protect life safety of inhabitants during earthquakes. Several methodologies have been proposed to achieve a proper performance of buildings. In this proposal, a recent method is applied using a series of nonlinear dynamic analyses under an appropriate suite of ground motion records. First, it is necessary to select a suite of ground motion records, which are gradually scaled from a very low to very high level. The structural model is then run under the modified records and results are illustrated to understand the structural behavior of a building. This process is performed several times for the different levels of the input motion shaking to understand the distinct stages in the behaviour of the building. TO BE CONT’D

Faculty Supervisor:

Carlos Ventura


Azadeh Ajamy


PBRV Consulting Ltd


Engineering - civil


Information and communications technologies


University of British Columbia



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