Resistance of Non-structural Components

Chapter

Abstract

Non-structural components are physically connected to primary structures by various connections. They are normally not taken into account as a stiffness and/or damping contributor in a holistic structural analysis even though they increase a certain amount of damping and stiffness. However, they may behave unintentionally as structural elements by participating in the load path to transfer inertia forces and contributing accountable stiffness, strength and damping to structural elements. In this case, their contribution should be considered in the relevant seismic structural design.

Keywords

Seismic Design Curtain Wall Motor Control Center Performance Base Design Emergency Egress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aker SolutionsBergenNorway

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