Retrofit of Steel Buildings against Progressive Collapse Using Cables

Georgios Papavasileiou, Nikos Pnevmatikos

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Abstract

In this work, different cable configurations are employed in order to retrofit seismically designed steel buildings against progressive collapse. Four manually defined cable configurations are proposed. The effectiveness of the assessed configurations is evaluated against that of an optimized design. An optimized design is the one which meets all applicable requirements and has the smallest cost at the same time, i.e. the design which achieves the optimum use of the materials. The “Evolution Strategies” optimization algorithm is selected for the determination of the optimum retrofit approach in each damage scenario considered. The results yielded are indicative of the effectiveness of each retrofit approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Modelling – Design and Rehabilitation of Structures
Pages202-210
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Modelling – Design and Rehabilitation of Structures - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 21 Nov 201722 Nov 2017

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Modelling – Design and Rehabilitation of Structures
CountryPortugal
CityCoimbra
Period21/11/1722/11/17

Keywords

  • Progressive Collapse
  • Steel Buildings
  • Retrofit
  • Steel Cables
  • Optimization

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    Papavasileiou, G., & Pnevmatikos, N. (2017). Retrofit of Steel Buildings against Progressive Collapse Using Cables. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Modelling – Design and Rehabilitation of Structures (pp. 202-210)