Abstract: The present study describes the comparison between the irregular steel space frameworks with and without having considerable progressive collapse cases using nonlinear static analysis. Pushover analyses using various invariant lateral load patterns and modal pushover analysis were performed on steel moment resisting frames. The results revealed that the steel space frameworks with progressive collapse cases showed a large decrement in the maximum base share and maximum displacement capacity compared to their irregular steel space frameworks without progressive collapse cases. The results of the pushover analysis also confirmed that the irregular steel space frames works with progressive collapse cases have significantly improved stability in seismic zones over their counterparts without progressive collapse cases.

Key words: Progressive collapse, displacement, seismic zones and steel space frames.

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2021.8206

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