Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Civil Engineering

First Advisor

Hsiao, J. Kent


Structures experience a dynamic nature of the load, different from ordinary design loads during earthquake excitation. The response of the structure to earthquake loads depends on the properties of its structural as well as non-structural components. The objective of this study is to examine the effect of the slab and transverse beams on the dynamic response of the structure using the seismic design provisions of the latest building design codes. Structural analysis and design (Staad.Pro) software is used in this study to perform seismic analysis of four building models having identical sectional properties and loading conditions with a variation on structural properties to find out the fundamental period, bending moment, axial force, and deformations. The results of this study imply that the building model without slabs and transverse beams have a higher value of the fundamental period and more effect of lateral loads as the bending moment, and lateral deflection values are larger than those on models with transverse beams and slabs.




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