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Buildings 2019, 9(1), 7; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9010007

Seismic Response of Acceleration-Sensitive Non-Structural Components in Buildings

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
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Received: 4 December 2018 / Revised: 15 December 2018 / Accepted: 24 December 2018 / Published: 28 December 2018
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This paper aims at highlighting the main mechanical parameters controlling the behavior of the so-called ‘acceleration-sensitive’ non-structural components (NSCs). The first reports a short review of the current state of knowledge and the critical issues dealing with the prediction of the seismic response of NSCs. Then, the paper presents the results of a numerical parametric analysis intended to capture the key features of the coupled dynamic response of a two-degree-of-freedom (2DOF) system supposed to be representative of both main structure and ‘non-structural’ component (NSC). The main parameters controlling the dynamic response of NSCs emerge from this study, which could pave the way towards formulating more mechanically consistent relationships for evaluating the peak accelerations induced by seismic shakings on NSCs in buildings. View Full-Text
Keywords: seismic analysis; non-structural components; nonlinear analysis; 2DOF; maximum acceleration seismic analysis; non-structural components; nonlinear analysis; 2DOF; maximum acceleration
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Lima, C.; Martinelli, E. Seismic Response of Acceleration-Sensitive Non-Structural Components in Buildings. Buildings 2019, 9, 7.

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