interference of incident and reflected seismic waves in the ground massif near
the day surface is the cause of resonant effects. In the practice of seismic
microzonation (SMZ), a resonant increase in the total seismic intensity is of
particular importance. At the same time, the presence of inverse layers in the
ground layers interference leads to a decrease in the intensity of the total
seismic impact, what is naturally named antiresonance. The article considers
the conditions for the occurrence of antiresonance and evaluates the limits of
its effectiveness. The natural and man-made causes of antiresonance and the
possibility of using it to reduce the intensity of seismic impacts are
In the deterministic analysis of building structures, real accelerograms are used as input data. Very often, only instrumental recordings of accelerograms that are not cleared of noise are publicly available. Such accelerograms cannot be used directly in the analysis of building structures. Various broadband filters are used to adjust the instrumental recordings of accelerographs. This article discusses the possibility of applying filters based on the wavelet transform.
The technique of the algorithm of filtering from the noise of the source data is considered. As an efficiency of this filtering algorithm, a comparative analysis of the dynamic coefficient and the energy criteria of the pulse and Arias for the corrected and instrumental accelerograms is carried out.
The article presents numerous structures of earthquake-resistant foundations that have been developed by the authors and other engineers over the past more than 30 years, in which recycled metal-cord tires are used. The designs of dynamic dampers of dynamic vibrations, in which the containers for bulk fillers are made of recycled tires, are presented. Recycled tires are also effectively used in the creation of earthquake shields, as well as reinforcing elements and seismic insulation
layers of earthquake-resistant ground dams. In all the above-mentioned technical solutions, the earthquake resistance of buildings and structures is achieved due to the unique geometric and physico-chemical-mechanical properties of recycled rubber tires with a metal cord.
Increasing the seismic resistance of operated buildings using special seismic protection methods
Authors: Tatiana A. Belash Erokhina Elizaveta D.
Rubric: Seismic safety and seismic isolation of buildings
The change in the level of seismicity of buildings and structures occurs as a result of updating the maps of general seismic zoning. Ensuring the seismic resistance of buildings and structures is a factor that must be taken into account, especially during construction in seismically active regions. Nowadays, one of the main approaches to increasing seismic resistance is the use of various seismic isolation systems. It is not always profitable and rational to increase the seismic resistance of building structures or foundations for equipment by simply increasing the strength. A classification of seismic reinforcement systems is given, among which the most sparing are special methods of seismic protection in the form of seismic isolation. Practical examples of the use of seismic isolation systems to improve the seismic resistance of existing buildings are given. A computational study was carried out, the result of which showed the effectiveness of using rubber-metal supports for hanging the seismic resistance of buildings.
Probabilistic estimation of reliability values for frame buildings based on the results of certification taking into account tectonic faults
Authors: Vladimir A. Lapin Yerkin S. Aldakhov Serik D. Aldakhov Alimzhan B.Ali
Rubric: Monitoring and certification of seismic constructions
With budget funding for two years in 2017-2018, the total certification of the housing stock of multi-apartment buildings was carried out for the first time. A total of 8,171 buildings were entered into the database, of which 1,847 are multi-storey frame buildings of various storeys and
design solutions. It is established that 1628 frame buildings are earthquake-resistant, 59-buildings with the first flexible floor are non-earthquake-resistant and 160-are located in the zone of tectonic
faults on the territory of the city. The hypothesis is accepted that buildings located in the zone of tectonic faults will be destroyed. Under these conditions, quantitative estimates of the failure probability and reliability values for frame buildings of various types were obtained for the first time. The frequency of earthquakes is taken into account according to the current "Map of seismic zoning of the Republic of Kazakhstan". The results of the reliability and failure estimates are used for practical recommendations to reduce the risk and expected losses in possible earthquakes. Total reinforcement of frame buildings with the first flexible floors (59 buildings) is proposed. However, the conditional probability of failure for a group of residential frame buildings will remain non-zero. The method of amplification should be determined based on the results of experimental studies.
Assessment of the resistance of monolithic reinforced concrete bearing systems to progressive collapse based on the principle of the level of permissible damage
Authors: Mitrovic Bozidar
Rubric: Theoretical and experimental studies
The paper presents a method of using the reduction factor to ensure the stability of monolithic reinforced concrete bearing structures to progressive collapse.
Studies have established the values of the reduction factor based on the accepted value of the relative deformation corresponding to the formation of an admissible zone of "destruction" of the support section of the overlap under the action of transverse forces, as the main criterion for asessing the stress-strain state of monolithic reinforced concrete structures for the failure mode of a vertical supporting structure.
The accepted deformation criteria for a special limiting state correctly reflect the conditions for the formation of an admissible amount of damage to elements of bearing reinforced concrete systems.
The reduction factor (K1) obtained in the framework of the research performed is the most important deformation characteristic of the special limiting state of monolithic reinforced concrete bearing systems of buildings and structures for an emergency design situation associated with the failure of a local structural element.