Special Issue "Structural Analysis for Earthquake-Resistant Design of Buildings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: performance-based earthquake engineering; seismic design and analysis of structural and non-structural elements; experimental testing
We are pleased to invite you for a contribution to the Special Issue "Structural Analysis for Earthquake-Resistant Design of Buildings".
Earthquake-resistant buildings are generally designed using elastic analysis methods and simplified numerical models. However, it is not surprising that buildings experience significant inelastic behavior if subjected to medium-strong earthquakes. Modern performance-based design methods require detailed structural analysis to investigate the actual behaviour of structures under such conditions. The advancements in computational methods and the increasing availability of experimental test data allow one to perform an advanced structural analysis in order to assess the structural response beyond the elastic range, including the effects of strength and stiffness degradation, infill walls, large displacements, and all inelastic phenomena that could affect the seismic response of a building up to collapse.
In light of these considerations, this Special Issue aims at stimulating the exchange of ideas and knowledge on recent advances in structural analysis methods and numerical modelling approaches for the seismic design and assessment of buildings, involving fully deterministic and probabilistic applications/frameworks. Original contributions containing fundamental and applied research, case studies, or state of the art are encouraged to be submitted to the Special Issue.
Dr. Daniele Perrone
Dr. Emanuele Brunesi
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Structural analysis
- Earthquake engineering
- Seismic design and assessment of buildings
- Deterministic and probabilistic analysis methods
- Earthquake-induced progressive collapse simulations
- Numerical modelling vs. experimental data
- Advanced numerical modelling of structures.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Abstract: The purpose of the research was to study the response of existing constructions, designed for gravity loads only in the South of Italy, more precisely in the Sicily Region. The building is an existing two-story reinforced concrete structure, built in the 80s. In order to design the test, numerical study on the structure has been conducted, using information reported on original design drawings or derived by in situ geometric and material investigation. A number of numerical models and pushover analyses of the structure have been carried out, in order to account for the uncertainties related to possible different responses. The numerical analyses aimed at estimating the capacity of the structure in terms of both force and displacement, the ductility reserve, and the most likely sequence of formation of plastic hinges. The pseudo-static cyclic test has been designed to push and pull the building in one direction at increasing displacement levels, up to a drift of about 2%. At the end of the test, the infill panels were completely collapsed. Beams, columns and joints showed plastic hinges and shear failures in different parts of the structure, with spread spalling of the concrete. Numerical and experimental results have been found in fair agreement.
Tentative Submission Date: 03/11/2020