Earthquake simulation

In regions with high earthquake accelerations, earthquakes can become the decisive load effect. Especially in the case of elevated structures such as silos and tank farms, this has a great influence on the frame construction.

To determine the earthquake load, the construction is divided into individual mass points and the acceleration due to earthquake is applied. The acceleration is composed of the basic value of the ground acceleration, the ground profile, the stiffness of the structure and the mass distribution. The response spectrum of the structure is determined from these input parameters. The acceleration can then be applied to the structure in a computational model and subsequently evaluated. This can be done numerically as well as analytically via approximation formulae.

The SKI Ingenieurges. mbH can carry out structural analyses. This includes the determination of earthquake loads as well as the construction of a suitable calculation model and the execution of the simulations and evaluation of the results.


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