Assessment of the Stress-Strain State of Strengthened Buildings in Seismic Regions Taking into Account Soil Dynamic Parameters

The main objective of the article is to assess the stress-strain state of building structures under seismic action taking into account the dynamic characteristics of the soils. As well as an assessment of the effectiveness of strengthening method of masonry building based on the Time History Analysis of the bearing capacity of structures. During the study a real existing masonry building is chosen. The building is modeled with the Lira-SAPR computer software with usage of the proposed strengthening method. Then, with the help of full-scale tests, the geophysical characteristics have been determined, as well as the prevailing period of the soil. Based on the existing engineering-geological and obtained by us geophysical data, the synthetic accelerogram corresponding to the masonry building soils have been chosen. The Time History Analysis of the building structures under seismic action have been carried out using previously obtained accelerogram, where the results have been compared with the standard Response Spectral method. And, finally, based on a comparison of various methods for assessing the bearing capacity, the effectiveness of building strengthening has been evaluated. The results of this study can assist the structural engineer in making better decisions for future design decisions.

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