American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Effect of Earthquakes on Some Kind of Buildings

J. Alberto Escobar S., J. Antonio Mendoza and Roberto Gómez M.

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2008.189.197

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 3

Pages 189-197

Abstract

A new method that simplifies the current static seismic torsion design procedure for buildings is proposed. Distribution of the shear forces among the storey-resistant elements designed by torsion and of the factors which affect the design eccentricity, specially accidental eccentricity, are studied. It is demonstrated that the effect of accidental eccentricity is always additive for the structural elements. There is given an in which the proposed procedure is applied; the results obtained agree with those calculated obtained with a traditional procedure of design.

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© 2008 J. Alberto Escobar S., J. Antonio Mendoza and Roberto Gómez M.. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.