SDII Building Archetype Design v2.0
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Building archetypes are fundamental to exploring and demonstrating the seismic behavior of modern structures. No suitable archetypes or prototypes exist in the open literature that focus on steel deck diaphragms for conventional steel buildings. Three dimensional building analysis, with meaningful contributions from the diaphragm in terms of behavior, has not formed the basis for modern seismic standards in steel at this time. The objectives for the SDII building archetypes include the following. Develop a series of 3D steel-framed archetype buildings that explore and document the design of horizontal lateral force resisting systems (LFRSs) with steel deck-based diaphragms as well as vertical LFRSs and the inter-relationship between the two. Provide a series of buildings that form a common basis of comparison for diaphragms in steel-framed buildings much the same way the SAC buildings did for the vertical LFRS. Explicitly explore the impact of the ASCE 7-16 standard, and ASCE 7-16 alternate diaphragm design with: Rs=1, Rs=2 for steel deck with fill and 2.5 for bare steel deck, and Rs=3 in designs. Inform areas for needed experimentation, and create targets for advancing nonlinear analysis within the full SDII effort.