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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 74, Number 2, April25 2020, pages 267-282

Seismic assessment of thin steel plate shear walls with outrigger system
Ebtsam Fathy

    The seismic performance and failure modes of the dual system of moment resisting frames and thin steel plate shear walls (TSPSWs) without and with one or two outrigger trusses are studied in this paper. These structural systems were utilized to resist vertical and lateral loads of 40-storey buildings. Detailed Finite element models associated with nonlinear time history analyses were used to examine seismic capacity and plastic mechanism of the buildings. The analyses were performed under increased levels of earthquake intensities. The models with one and two outriggers showed good performance during the maximum considered earthquake (MCE), while the stress of TSPSWs in the model without outrigger reached its ultimate value under this earthquake. The best seismic capacity was in favour of the model with two outriggers, where it is found that increasing the number of outriggers not only gives more reduction in lateral displacement but also reduces stress concentration on thin steel plate shear walls at outrigger floors, which caused the early failure of TSPSWs in model with one outrigger.
Key Words
    failure modes; seismic capacity; thin steel plate shear walls; moment resisting frames; outrigger trusses
Structural Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Sharkia, Egypt

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