Seismic non-linear pounding analysis of two adjacent structures

Objective:

To study the effects of two buildings of various heights and widths with insufficient clearance in-between pounding against each other in various seismic simulations.

Solution:

ENOVA studied non-linear impact of two adjacent buildings with insufficient clearance in-between during various seismic simulations to study the effect of pounding on structural response, forces and stresses. These analyses involved use of non-linear contact elements in addition to regular structural frame elements.