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Muhammad Tayyab Naqash This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1

1Department of Civil Engineering, Islamic University in Madinah, Saudi Arabia


 

Received: April 1, 2021
Accepted: April 25, 2021
Publication Date: June 23, 2021

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ABSTRACT


Modern seismic code relies on the capacity design approach to assure ductility. When the capacity design dictates, the frames are dimensioned for strength. Inadvertently, stiffness often presents itself as a dominating parameter in MRFs (Moment Resisting Frames), especially with strict drift limits. In this research, rigid steel moment-resisting frames have been designed as per Eurocodes provisions. Initially, the results obtained from modal analysis and nonlinear analyses are concisely elaborated in such a way to highlight the complexities of Eurocode 8 design procedures. Various parameters are assessed to evaluate their influences on high and medium ductility classes. A simplified predictive method is proposed through tables, graphs, and flowcharts. Several combinations are suggested where for an assumed ductility class, a specific drift limit is defined. The elastic overstrength, redundancy factor, and reserve overstrength factors are indicated with the confidence to allow an un-iterated design approach for steel moment-resisting frames designed with a pre-determined strategy for failure mechanisms by improving the design approach of Eurocode 8.


Keywords: Damageability, Ductility, Drift limits, Eurocodes, Moment resisting frames, Seismic design, Capacity design


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