Effects of beam-column connection rigidities and soil-structure interaction on seismic performance of steel frames

Karakurt M., Özgan K.

Journal of Structural Engineering & Applied Mechanics (Online), vol.6, no.2, pp.117-128, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


Structures can be exposed to non-linear deformations under earthquake effects. However, linear methods are mostly preferred for designs because of their simplicity and facility. The inelastic behavior of the structure is approximately taken into account by using some coefficients. However, it is possible to make more realistic and economical designs by using methods that consider the inelastic behavior of the structure. In this context, the displacement-based design method is becoming increasingly popular. This study evaluates the seismic performance of steel frames resting on elastic foundations with different beam-column joint stiffnesses using the static pushover analysis method. Static pushover curves, plastic deformations, performance points, and base shear forces were compared. The results show that the base condition greatly affects the seismic performance of the building.