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 OJCE  Vol.6 No.1 , February 2016
Elastic and Inelastic Response of Structural Systems in Seismic Pounding
Abstract: The present paper addresses the comparative study of three adjacent single-degree-of freedom structures for elastic and inelastic system with and without pounding under seismic excitations. For the gap between three adjacent structures, the simulation is done by using linear spring element without damping. The entire numerical simulation is done in time domain by considering the inputs of four real ground motions. The results of the study show that the response of elastic system is much different to that of response of inelastic system in the absence and presence of pounding, especially in lighter or more flexible structures. Elastic structures show much severe pounding response than inelastic structures. Modeling of colliding structures behaving inelastically is really needed in order to obtain the accurate structural pounding involved response under seismic excitation.
Cite this paper: Mate, N. , Bakre, S. , Jaiswal, O. and Sayyad, K. (2016) Elastic and Inelastic Response of Structural Systems in Seismic Pounding. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 6, 50-73. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2016.61006.
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