Comparative Study of Seismic Analysis of Building with Light Weight and Conventional Material
In recent decades, the lightweight materials are used in construction instead of conventional material. Lightweight construction is considered to be favourable due to the saving in construction cost and materials. AAC block is a lightweight structural material with excellent acoustic and thermal insulation properties. Due to the use of lightweight material in construction in seismic zone reduce the percentage of damages. In this paper the attempt has been made to carry out the project comparative study of seismic analysis of building with lightweight and conventional material. Structural model of multi storey building (G+3) and analysis is carried out in STAAD-Pro by RSM (Response Spectrum Method). Building using infill AAC (Autoclaved aerated concrete) block and conventional clay brick masonry are designed for the same seismic hazard in accordance with the applicable provisions given in Indian codes. The analytical results of the buildings will be compared. The project is also aimed at getting familiarity with STAAD-Pro.2008.
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