PEC Reg no: CONSULT/1665
DQA carried out Seismic Capacity Evaluation of seven school buildings constructed by IMC under Humqadam School Construction and Rehabilitation Program (Humqadam-SCRP). Non-linear pushover analysis has been used for the assessment of the buildings according to the provisions of ACSE 41-17, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings. Pushover is a static-nonlinear analysis method where a structure is subjected to gravity loading and a monotonic displacement/force-controlled lateral load pattern which continuously increases through elastic and inelastic behavior until an ultimate condition is reached. The output generates a static-pushover curve which plots a strength-based parameter like base shear against the lateral displacement. Subsequently, the structural capacity of the buildings obtained from the pushover curve is compared with the demand computed from inelastic design spectra corresponding to the seismic zone in which the building is situated.
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