Analysis procedures for progressive collapse of buildings [report]

Hai S Lew
2004 unpublished
This paper presents simple analytical approaches for evaluating progressive collapse potential of low-and mid-rise buildings that could be used in routine design by design professionals. Although nonlinear time history analysis would be more realistic in representing progressive collapse phenomenon, high fidelity structural models to represent nonlinear structural behavior are required to produce accurate results. In routine design of low-and mid-rise buildings, simple static procedures with
more » ... procedures with appropriate acceptance criteria would be more suitable for evaluating progressive collapse potential.
doi:10.6028/nist.sp.1025 fatcat:m6cdhhf4ufetpgkwquvixixa6m