Title

Comparison of Different Standards for Progressive Collapse Evaluation Procedures

Editors

Nader Ghafoori

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

2009

Publication Title

Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions in Structural Engineering and Construction

Publisher

CRC Press

First page number:

291

Last page number:

296

Abstract

The chain reaction failure of a major portion of a structure that is initiated by the failure of a relatively small portion is referred to as the progressive collapse of a structure. The main approach used for the evaluation of a structure’s vulnerability to progressive collapse is the instantaneous removal of a load bearing element of the structure, followed by studying its effect on other structural elements. An analytical study using a finite element model (FEM) is used in this investigation with the aim of comparing the main two standards that address progressive collapse. A three-dimensional nonlinear model of a concrete generic frame structure is used in the study. The structure is designed according to different seismic zones in order to evaluate the effect of the seismic region on its vulnerability to progressive collapse.

Keywords

Buildings--Earthquake effects; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant design; Earthquakes; Finite element method--Mathematical models; Structural frames

Disciplines

Civil and Environmental Engineering | Construction Engineering and Management | Geophysics and Seismology | Structural Engineering

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.1201/9780203859926.ch45

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