Investigation of Overstrength of Dual System by Non-Linear Static and Dynamic Analyses
The nonlinear static and dynamic analysis procedures
presented in EN 1998-1 for the structural response of a RC wall-frame
building are assessed. The structure is designed according to the guidelines for
high ductility (DCH) in 1998-1. The finite element packages SeismoStruct and
OpenSees are utilized and evaluated. The structural response remains nearly
in the elastic range even though the building was designed for high ductility.
The overstrength is a result of oversized and heavily reinforced members,
with emphasis on the lower storey walls. Nonlinear response history analysis
in the software packages give virtually identical results for displacements.
Behaviour factor, Dual system, OpenSEES, Overstrength,