Seismic Response Assessment of high rise RC building with Lead Rubber bearing base isolator on different soil types

Authors

  • Faramarz Noruzi Islamic Azad University ,Chalous, Iran
  • Ahmad Hasanpour
  • Sahand Saeedian

Keywords:

Base isolator, Existing reinforced concrete building, time-history, ETABS2015, ead-rubber bearing (LRB)

Abstract

In this paper, the effect of base isolator on the seismic response demands of 12 story reinforced concrete buildings with moment resistant frame which are designed for soil types II and III according to fourth edition of Iran seismic code (2800) is investigated. The nonlinear time-history analysis is carried out on two buildings with different soil types in two states with and without base isolator under 7 near field earthquakes which are scaled for two performance levels of life safety and collapse prevention. The seismic responses with respects to base shears and inter-story drifts are compared according to the installation of LRB isolation systems in the frame building. The main function of the base LRB isolator is to extend the period of structural vibration by increasing lateral flexibility in the frame structure, and thus ground accelerations transferred into the superstructure can dramatically decrease. Therefore, Base isolation system is able to achieve notable mitigation in the base shear. In addition, they make a significant contribution to reducing inter-story drifts distributed over the upper floors.

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Published

2017-04-20

How to Cite

Noruzi, F., Hasanpour, A., & Saeedian, S. (2017). Seismic Response Assessment of high rise RC building with Lead Rubber bearing base isolator on different soil types. Journal of Civil Engineering Researchers, 1(4), 1–9. Retrieved from https://www.journals-researchers.com/ojs/index.php/jcer/article/view/17