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Earthquakes and Structures
  Volume 11, Number 1, July 2016, pages 45-61
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/eas.2016.11.1.045
 


A method for dynamic analysis of frame-hinged shear wall structures
Kanat Burak Bozdogan and Duygu Ozturk

 
Abstract
    Structures with soft story irregularity have been seriously damaged in earthquakes. Therefore, the analysis of dynamic behavior of structures with soft story irregularity is of great value and relevance. In this study, a certain method will be used to discover the displacements and internal forces and to find out results about soft story irregularity. For this study, the multi-story frame-hinged shear wall system has been used as a model according to the continuous calculation system. The dynamic characteristics of the system have been obtained by analyzing the governing differential equation of the system. The dynamic characteristics have been calculated for a practical and quick analysis as indicated in tables. The suggested method is wholly based on manual calculation. A spectral analysis can be easily conducted with the help of Tables provided by this study. A sample has been solved and compared to the finite elements method to study the suitability of the method suggested at the end of this study.
 
Key Words
    dynamic analysis; continuous system; multistory structure; hinged shear wall; frame
 
Address
Kanat Burak Bozdogan: Department of Civil Engineering, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey

Duygu Ozturk: Department of Civil Engineering, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
 

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