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Earthquakes and Structures
  Volume 9, Number 2, August 2015 , pages 391-413

Dynamic to static eccentricity ratio for site-specific earthquakes
P. Kamatchi, G.V. Ramana, A.K. Nagpal, Nagesh R. Iyer and J.A. Bhat

    Damage of torsionally coupled buildings situated on soil sites has been reported in literature, however no site-specific studies are available for torsionally coupled buildings having site characteristics as a parameter. Effect of torsion is being accounted in seismic codes by the provision of design eccentricity where the dynamic to static eccentricity ratio is a parameter. In this paper, a methodology to determine dynamic to static eccentricity ratio of torsionally coupled buildings has been demonstrated for Delhi region for two torsionally coupled buildings on three soil sites. The variations of average and standard deviations of frame shears for stiff and flexible edges are studied for four eccentricity ratios for the two buildings for the three sites. From the limited studies made, it is observed that the dynamic to static eccentricity ratios observed for site-specific earthquakes are different from Indian seismic code specified value, hence a proposal is made to include a comment in Indian seismic code. Methodology proposed in this paper can be adopted for any region, for the estimation of dynamic to static eccentricity ratio for site specific earthquake.
Key Words
    dynamic eccentricity; seismic code; site-specific earthquake; torsionally coupled building; Delhi
P. Kamatchi, Nagesh R. Iyer: CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, India

G.V. Ramana, A.K. Nagpal: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

J.A. Bhat: National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, India

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