Document Type : Regular Article


1 Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Sanjay Ghodawat University, Kolhapur, India

2 Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, Government Engineering College, Haveri-581101, Karnataka, India


According to current practices in earthquake engineering, and as per guidelines of codes the multistoried structures are analyzed and designed only for a single, rare design earthquake. In reality, most of the locations are affected by multiple earthquakes within short time intervals, also the repeated earthquake effect is ignored. The repeated earthquake affects the strength and stiffness degradation of the structure. In this paper4-, 8-, 12-, 16-storey structures are investigated under repeated earthquakes. The Time history analysis is performed with single, double, and triple earthquake events for calculating drift, displacement, and ductility. The result shows that the drift, displacement, and ductility demand increase with compared to a single earthquake. This research focuses on the study of the effect of a single and repeated earthquake on the multistoried structure and damage identification can be found using deformation in building frame or in frame element with the formation of plastic hinges. The default hinge properties are assigned to elements of structure and the study is carried out to find the location, formation of plastic hinges, and plastic hinge rotation due to repeated earthquake and this study is used to strengthening the element strength. This paper studies the interstory drift ratio and displacement under aftershocks of an earthquake and remedial measures are suggested to strengthen the structure capacity.


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