Evaluation of conventional and adaptive pushover analysis I: Methodology

Vassilis K. Papanikolaou, Amr S. Elnashai

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In this paper, a methodology is suggested and tested for evaluating the relative performance of conventional and adaptive pushover methods for seismic response assessment. The basis of the evaluation procedure is a quantitative measure for the difference in response between these methods and inelastic dynamic analysis which is deemed to be the most accurate. Various structural levels of evaluation and different incremental representations for dynamic analysis are also suggested. This method is applied on a set of eight different reinforced concrete structural systems subjected to various strong motion records. Sample results are presented and discussed while the full results are presented alongside conclusions and recommendations, in a companion paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)923-941
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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