1013 Seismic Response Analysis and Design of Building Structures

Tomoshi Miyamura, Nihon University
Takuzo Yamashita, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience
Makoto Ohsaki, Kyoto University
Recently, there is an increasing demand for high-fidelity analysis of structures in civil and architectural engineering, including building frames and long-span structures. Using sophisticated FE-models and large-scale parallel computing, we can evaluate local and global responses of structures simultaneously without resort to macro models of members and joints. Devices such as braces and steel dampers for passive control as well as rubber bearings for base isolation are also targets of high-fidelity analysis. In this mini-symposium, we share recent developments of high-fidelity seismic response analysis and its application to seismic design. We also discuss issues on modeling and mesh generation, visualization, V&V, data mining, optimization, and numerical algorithms.