The loss of support of beam elements in Italian precast buildings is one of the main vulner- abilities recorded in past earthquakes. The reason for beam falling is due to the absence of adequate structural details in the beam-column joints, which were typically relying on fric- tion for buildings located in regions previously classified as non-seismic prone. To guar- antee the structural safety of the whole existing building stock, this collapse mechanism must be further investigated; in this regard, it could be interesting to evaluate the level of safety achieved by simple beam-column friction connections to allow, for instance, the prioritization of the retrofit interventions to guarantee a minimum level of safety in a wide range of structures. The paper investigates the influence of the parameters governing the beam-column relative displacements in the case of friction connections to establish criteria for evaluating the seismic loss of support probability in existing precast buildings. A sim- plified analytical model is introduced to describe single and double portal frames with and without the presence of stiff masonry infills. The influence of the epicentral distance on the results obtained is also preliminary addressed. Nonlinear time history analyses are carried out on a 2D finite element model to validate the effectiveness of the simplified model tak- ing as reference a building that experienced the loss of support of a main beam during a past earthquake.

(2022). Loss of support assessment for precast portal frames with friction connections and masonry infills [journal article - articolo]. In BULLETIN OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/227573

Loss of support assessment for precast portal frames with friction connections and masonry infills

Eteme Minkada, Marius;Marini, Alessandra;Belleri, Andrea
2022

Abstract

The loss of support of beam elements in Italian precast buildings is one of the main vulner- abilities recorded in past earthquakes. The reason for beam falling is due to the absence of adequate structural details in the beam-column joints, which were typically relying on fric- tion for buildings located in regions previously classified as non-seismic prone. To guar- antee the structural safety of the whole existing building stock, this collapse mechanism must be further investigated; in this regard, it could be interesting to evaluate the level of safety achieved by simple beam-column friction connections to allow, for instance, the prioritization of the retrofit interventions to guarantee a minimum level of safety in a wide range of structures. The paper investigates the influence of the parameters governing the beam-column relative displacements in the case of friction connections to establish criteria for evaluating the seismic loss of support probability in existing precast buildings. A sim- plified analytical model is introduced to describe single and double portal frames with and without the presence of stiff masonry infills. The influence of the epicentral distance on the results obtained is also preliminary addressed. Nonlinear time history analyses are carried out on a 2D finite element model to validate the effectiveness of the simplified model tak- ing as reference a building that experienced the loss of support of a main beam during a past earthquake.
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Labò, Simone; Eteme Minkada, Marius; Marini, Alessandra; Belleri, Andrea
(2022). Loss of support assessment for precast portal frames with friction connections and masonry infills [journal article - articolo]. In BULLETIN OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/227573
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