State-of-the-art of research on seismic pounding between buildings with aligned slabs
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Collision between adjoining buildings with aligned slabs is relevant, since the huge impact forces significantly modify the buildings dynamic behavior. The separation required by the regulations avoids pounding; however, even in recent buildings, impact can occur due to not fulfillment of codes and seismicity underestimation. Given the importance of this issue, a significant research effort has been undertaken worldwide, and a considerable number of papers are available. The complexity of this field and this abundance of information might require a review task. This paper presents a summary of the theoretical developments, discusses the most common simulation software, provides an overview of the previous research, offers recommendations to researchers, and identifies research needs.
CitationKharazian, A., Lopez Almansa, F. State-of-the-art of research on seismic pounding between buildings with aligned slabs. "Archives of computational methods in engineering", vol. 26, num. 2 (April), 2019, p. 327-345.