Manipal Journal of Science and Technology


Pushover analysis has become very popular in performance assessment and appraisal of structures in performance based design. Notwithstanding the attempts to match the analytical predictions with experimental observations, there are many unresolved issues. The mismatch between the observed displacements and the analytical predictions persists. From the available literature, it is also very clear that hardly any attention has been devoted to study the effect of sequence of plastic hinge formation leading to collapse which is the most predominant factor and which also, decides the displacement behavior. This paper attempts to present the importance of considering the hinge formation sequence in the pushover analysis.

Included in

Engineering Commons