Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 635–648 | Cite as

Damage assessment due to pounding between adjacent structures with equal and unequal heights

  • Rajaram ChennaEmail author
  • Pradeep Kumar Ramancharla
Original Paper


Structural pounding may occur between two structures or at different parts of the same building during ground motions. Among all the structural damages, structural pounding has been commonly observed during several earthquakes in the past, which have lead to minor damage till complete collapse of the structure. The main focus of this paper is to study pounding responses and impact effects on structures subjected to ground motions. It is observed from the study that the response of stiff structure is more than flexible structure at dominant period of ground motion, irrespective of equal and unequal heights. If the structures vibrate at a non-dominant period of ground motion, then the response of flexible structure is observed more than the stiff structure.


Pounding Pounding response Damage Ground motion 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Research CentreInternational Institute of Information TechnologyHyderabadIndia

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