Analysis of Retrofitted Cold Formed Steel Multistory Building Frame
Udayakumar1, Aravind Kumar B. Harwalkar2
1Udayakumar, PG Student, Department of Civil Engineering, PDA College of Engineering Kalaburgi, Karnataka, India.
2Dr. Aravind Kumar B Harwalkar, Associate Professor Department of Civil Engineering, PDA College of Engineering Kalaburgi, Karnataka, India.
Manuscript received on August 31, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on September 05, 2021. | Manuscript published on September 30, 2021. | PP: 29-39 | Volume-10 Issue-11, September 2021. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijitee.K946809101121 | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.K9468.09101121
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Abstract: The cold formed steel section are increasingly used as a structural elements in low rise buildings in recent times, due to the advantages like economic production, easy transportation, low labor cost and high strength to weight ratio. In the current work a G+3 storied building frame is studied for seismic and wind load using Staad-pro software. Light gauge section is taken for beam and slab elements. The seismic analysis is carried out by Equivalent static method. After analysis the results such as story displacement, story drift, Base shear and time period are compared for different models. The building frame is also analyzed for wind load. In the current work cross bracing using Light gauge element used as a retrofitting technique. The retrofitted building frame is analyzed for wind and seismic loads and results obtained for time period, storey displacement, storey drift and base shear values are compared with the corresponding values of base frame. The results of retrofitted frame showed shortening in time period, storey displacement and story drift values in X&Z directions indicating the increased ductility, Stiffness and strength of structure. Hence the proposed retrofitting technique could be believed to achieve success results in increased strength and ductility values required by wind and seismic loading.
Keywords: Cold Formed Steel, Storey Displacement, Storey Drift, Base Shear, Time Period, Retrofitting.