Comparison of static pushover analysis and IDA-based probabilistic methods for assessing the seismic performance factors of diagrid structures

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1 Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Kish International Branch, Kish Island, Iran

2 Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran


This study attempts to reliably quantify the seismic response parameters of the steel diagrid structural systems. In that regard, in addition to the conventional static pushover analysis (SPA), the dynamic pushover analysis (DPA) based on the incremental dynamic analysis (IDA) technique is also considered. FEMA P-695 recommends a methodology for establishing seismic performance factors (SPFs). The present study tries to propose a simpler framework for estimating and validating SPFs while applying the concepts of FEMA P-695 guideline. The results show that the R-factors obtained with the SPA procedure for steel diagrid systems are conservative and the IDA-based probabilistic method gives a more rational value for the R coefficient. Furthermore, the proposed simplified method has good agreement with FEMA P-695 in predicting the collapse capacity of diagrid models.


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