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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 18
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper XIII.4

Optimising the Performance of Multi Storey Buildings Subjected to Earthquakes

S.E. Nassiri, D.P. Thambiratnam and H.J.B. Corderoy

School of Civil Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
S.E. Nassiri, D.P. Thambiratnam, H.J.B. Corderoy, "Optimising the Performance of Multi Storey Buildings Subjected to Earthquakes", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Structural Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 379-383, 1993. doi:10.4203/ccp.18.13.4
Analysis of multistorey buildings subjected to earthquake loadings (with and without torsional coupling) has received extensive coverage in the literature. Most of the existing methods are either very sophisticated and time consuming, or simplified model dependent and are not suitable for practical problems, especially for asymmetric buildings. An energy based, simple three dimensional model has been developed and can be used to analyse certain types of multi-storey buildings with reasonable accuracy. Based on this method, a computer program has been developed which can be used for analysing such buildings by any one of the procedures recommended in the codes. This paper will discuss a simple optimisation technique which has been incorporated with the above method into a computer program to optimise the performance of multi-storey buildings subjected to earthquakes. Numerical examples are presented and results discussed.

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