Comparative Study of Seismic Performance of Building Having Vertical Geometric Irregularity at Different Floor Levels
Manoj Kumar1, Hemant Singh Parihar2

1Manoj Kumar, Department of Civil Engineering, Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jhansi (U.P), India.
2Hemant Singh Parihar, Department of Civil Engineering, GLA University, Mathura (U.P), India.

Manuscript received on 13 June 2017 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 June 2017 | Manuscript Published on 30 June 2017 | PP: 287-292 | Volume-6 Issue-5, June 2017 | Retrieval Number: E5084066517/17©BEIESP
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Abstract: Nowadays, as in the urban areas the space available for the construction of buildings is limited. So in limited space we have to construct such type of buildings which have can be used for multiple purposes such as lobbies, car parking etc. To fulfill this demand, buildings with irregularities is the only option available. During an earthquake, failure of structure starts at points of weakness. This weakness arises due to discontinuity in mass, stiffness and geometry of structure. Vertical irregularities are one of the major reasons of failures of structures during earthquakes. To study the behavior of the building having vertical geometric irregularity at different floor levels six models have been considered in this project. All the models were analyzed by using SAP 2000. The methods used for the analysis are static method and response spectrum method.
Keywords: Discontinuity, Earthquake, Geometry, Mass, Response Spectrum Method, Stiffness, Static Method, Vertical Irregularity. 

Scope of the Article: Building Energy