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Type: Journal article
Title: Suitability of height amplification factors for seismic assessment of existing unreinforced masonry components
Author: Derakhshan, H.
Nakamura, Y.
Griffith, M.C.
Ingham, J.
Citation: Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 2020; 26(3):1-20
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2020
ISSN: 1363-2469
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H. Derakhshan, Y. Nakamura, M. C. Griffith & J. M. Ingham
Abstract: The suitability of ‘design’ height amplification factors (HAF) for the purpose of seismic assessment of existing non-structural unreinforced masonry (URM) components with known strength was evaluated through a numerical study. Four building typologies were included that represented pre-1940 URM construction in Australia and New Zealand. Through pushover and incremental dynamic analyses, the effects of diaphragm flexibility and nonlinear building response on floor accelerations were studied. It was found that Australia/New Zealand code procedures include significant inelastic building behaviour that reduces HAF. An interpretation was made on the applicability of the assumptions in the context of assessing non-structural URM components.
Keywords: Unreinforced masonry; non-structural components; flexible diaphragms; seismic input; height amplification factor
Description: Published online: 26 Jan 2020
Rights: © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2020.1716889
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