Reseach Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

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Scenario Damage Datasets - 52-story brace and moment frame building

This 52-story building has a lateral force-resisting system that consists of a brace frame core surrounded by a steel moment frame. The dual system provides an opportunity to test the interplay between beam-column connection failures, and global buckling and tension rupture of the brace frame components.

Damage datasets were produced for 60 different damage scenarios. To generate the damage scenarios, a structural drawings-based finite element model of this building was used as a starting point to generate new models of the building, each of which incorporates a realistic damage state that would be expected after strong shaking, but that has not resulted in collapse or near-collapse. Both moment connection failures and brace frame ruptures were imposed on single and multiple floors distributed throughout the model. A Gaussian impulse with narrowband width is applied to the base of the building and displacement response in three orthogonal directions is computed on every floor.

Simulated damage datasets and descriptions of the scenarios can be found here.

If you use these data, please reference the following publication:

Scenario Damage Datasets - 9-story steel moment frame building with trusses and girders

This 9-story building has a lateral load-resisting system in the transverse horizontal direction consisting of concrete encased steel columns which act as rigid frames, and welded steel trussed floor girders which are bolted to the steel column sections. In the orthogonal longitudinal direction, loads are resisted by columns and trussed spandrel girders. The truss frame system may be prone to local buckling of individual truss compoents.

Damage data simulations were carried out by assigning buckling of truss components on parts of an individual floor and over multiple floors.To generate the multiple building damage scenarios, a finite element model of this building was used as described above. A Gaussian impulse with narrowband width is applied to the base of the building and displacement response in three orthogonal directions is computed on every floor.

Simulated damage datasets and descriptions of the scenarios can be found here.

If you use these data, please reference the following publication: