Displacement Based Seismic Performance Evaluation of Reinforcement Concrete Structures
To further understand displacement based seismic theory of building structures, the seismic performance evaluation using capacity spectrum method related to damping is carried out for the reinforced concrete frame-shear wall model structure of a thermal power main plant. By comparing with time-history analysis results, it can be seen that some problems such as equivalence of multi-degree-of-freedom system and value of equivalent damping ratio in capacity spectrum method remains to be further investigated. Force and displacement response of structures and plastic hinges position of all members could be obtained through nonlinear push-over analysis after determining the top displacement; weak parts and damage pattern of structures could also be easily found out by this method. At last, research shows that dynamic time-history analysis can be replaced by static push-over analysis, which is regarded as an exact seismic performance evaluation method by contrast.
Q. X. Shi et al., "Displacement Based Seismic Performance Evaluation of Reinforcement Concrete Structures", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 1063-1067, 2011