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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 10, Number 6, December 2000 , pages 603-619

An efficient modeling technique for floor vibration in multi-story buildings
Lee DG, Ahn SK, Kim J

    Analysis of a framed structure for vertical vibration requires a lot of computational efforts because large number of degrees of freedom are generally involved in the dynamic responses. This paper presents an efficient modeling technique for vertical vibration utilizing substructuring technique and super elements. To simplify the modeling procedure each floor in a structure is modeled as a substructure. Only the vertical translational degrees of freedom are selected as master degrees of freedom in the inside of each substructure. At the substructure-column interface, horizontal and rotational degrees of freedom are also included considering the compatibility condition of slabs and columns. For further simplification, the repeated parts in a substructure are modeled as super elements, which reduces computation time required for the construction of system matrices in a substructure. Finally, the Guyan reduction technique is applied to enhance the efficiency of dynamic analysis. In numerical examples, the efficiency and accuracy of the proposed method are demonstrated by comparing the response time histories and the analysis time.
Key Words
    vertical vibration, Guyan reduction, master DOF, substructuring technique, super elements
Lee DG, Sung Kyun Kwan Univ, Dept Architecture, Suwon 440746, South Korea
Sung Kyun Kwan Univ, Dept Architecture, Suwon 440746, South Korea

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