Effects of Spatial Variable Ground Motions on the Seismic Response of Base-Isolated Building
Aimed to base-isolated building with large plane dimension, the change laws of seismic response for base-isolated building under spatial variable ground motions were researched. Firstly, the artificial spatial variable earthquake time histories were generated using spectral representation method based on code response spectrum. Then the 3-D FEM modal of one based-isolated building with large plane dimension was established and the seismic response of based-isolated building under spatially ground motion was studied by nonlinear time history analysis. The mitigation effects of based-isolated building with large plane dimension were compared each other at the cases of uniform excitation, non-uniform excitation considering only wave passage effect, non-uniform excitation considering both the wave passage effect and incoherence effect, multi-component uniform excitation, multi-component non-uniform excitation considering the wave passage effect and multi-component non-uniform excitation considering both the wave passage effect and incoherence effect. The results show that the seismic response of base-isolated structure with large plane dimension under the uniform excitation is relative safety. When the base-isolated building with large plane dimension is designed by time history analysis, the spatial variability of earthquake ground motion effects can be considered.
Y. Q. Lei and Y. F. Du, "Effects of Spatial Variable Ground Motions on the Seismic Response of Base-Isolated Building", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 4422-4428, 2011