Structural Design of Skyscrapers Susceptible to Seismic Activity and Soil Liquefaction
Rahul Goushis1, K. M. Mini2
1Rahul Goushis, Department of Structural and Construction Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India.
2Dr. K. M. Mini, Department of Civil Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India.

Manuscript received on January 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 2546-2554 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: E6527018520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.E6527.018520

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Abstract: The design of skyscrapers involves lot of aspects such as the building must withstand heavy dead loads, should have safety measures against fire, floors must be easily accessible, and should have resistant against wind and seismic loads that can be detrimental to the safety of the skyscraper. Pile foundations are usually adopted for high rise buildings and when it is combined with raft slab they ensure that the problems of differential settlement are taken care of. In this paper the scenario of designing a skyscraper in seismic zone that is prone to earthquakes and the ground condition is such that it is located in vicinity of sea. Andaman and Nicobar isle is one similar place it falls under Zone V as per Indian Standards, hence prone to seismic activity and since it is surrounded by Bay of Bengal and Andaman sea, when seismic activity occurs there is a high chance of soil liquefaction to occur hence proper structural designs should be embraced.
Keywords: Seismic Resistance, Soil Liquefaction, Pile, Skyscraper, Gated Community, Composite Columns, Aerocon Blocks, Fire Measures.
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