NEESR-CR: Steel Truss Systems with Enhanced Seismic Safety and Performance

 

Analytical Study

Objectives:

  • General nonlinear analysis methods that represent the seismic behavior of STMFs and STFs.
  • Generate nonlinear time history analysis data for a set of representative business systems that utilize STMFs and STFs.

Phases:

A) Global Level Performance Evaluation
  • Nonlinear (static and dynamic) analysis of prototype structures (STFs and STMFs).
B) Local Level Performance Evaluation
  • Finite element analysis of components, such as, shear-stud connections, slab-to-truss interactions, etc.