According to the research conducted, the asymmetric multi-storey buildings are complex and suffer from severe damage caused by increased torsional response. This paper addresses the behavior assessment of setback building with irregularity in the plan under severe seismic event such as Kobe earthquake. Using three-dimensional model, the structure is subjected to seismic waves in the three directions through ground accelerations. Nonlinear dynamic procedures have been used by means time-history analysis method. The mechanical model describes physical nonlinear behavior with damage and plasticity showing the regions of cracking propagation, mainly the columns-beams connections and the whole column as well, corroborating the weak column and strong beam concept. The slabs did not present significant failures despite indicating damage regions on the borders of the first floors.
How to Cite
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors are allowed to retain both the copyright and the publishing rights of their articles without restrictions.
Open Access Statement
Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale (Fracture and Structural Integrity, F&SI) is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the DOAI definition of open access.
F&SI operates under the Creative Commons Licence Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0). This allows to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, to remix, transform and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, but giving appropriate credit and providing a link to the license and indicating if changes were made.