Effect Of Building Shape On The Response To Wind And Earthquake
International journal of advanced structures and geotechnical engineering
With the increase in the application of modern technologies in Civil Engineering, construction of high rise buildings is increasing very hastily. Such buildings are prone to lateral loads from wind or earthquake. Numerous approaches have been adopted to minimize the severe effects of lateral loads on the high rise buildings. Shape of building is one of such approaches. This paper presents a numerical study of the effect of building shape on the response to wind and earthquake. Three different
... . Three different shapes of buildings have been considered in the present study and a comparison between different shaped of buildings against the effect of lateral loads due to wind and earthquake has been presented. Computer aided analysis has been carried out to perform the relative comparison and focus the effect of the shape of building. The Bangladesh National Building Code (BNBC), 2006 has been considered in the analysis. The result depicts that the shape of building has noticeable effect in minimizing the drift of building.