Amanda Aoun

Earthquake Simulation

Earthquake Simulation Software - Response Interaction between Building and Facade

The study includes an introduction to the structural dynamics and explains the earthquake excitation and the building response to this excitation from structural dynamics point of view.

Methods of seismic analysis are explained and compared. Modal analysis is performed for several models of buildung structures and facades, dynamic properties are compared.

Seismic calculations are done according to the Code of ASCE 7-10, codes for building structures and architecture components. Earthquake Simulation is done for a sample building and for the face using a selected simulation software. Results are analyzed.

In the end, the study will outline the aspects that are not taken into consideration in the classical methods of seismic calculations and simulation.