Evaluation of conventional and adaptive pushover analysis ii: Comparative results

Vassilis K. Papanikolaou, Amr S. Elnashai, Juan F. Pareja

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In this paper, the methodology for evaluation of conventional and adaptive pushover analysis presented in a companion paper is applied to a set of eight different reinforced concrete buildings, covering various levels of irregularity in plan and elevation, structural ductility and directional effects. An extensive series of pushover analysis results, monitored on various levels is presented and compared to inelastic dynamic analysis under various strong motion records, using a new quantitative measure. It is concluded that advanced (adaptive) pushover analysis often gives results superior to those from conventional pushover. However, the consistency of the improvement is unreliable. It is also emphasised that global response parameter comparisons often give an incomplete and sometimes even misleading impression of the performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-151
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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