Economically Prudent Design (EPC) of Outrigger-Based Structural Systems


  • Sachin Kuckian Department of Civil Engineering, Middle East College of Engineering, Muscat, Oman
  • Hussin Yahia Department of Civil Engineering, Middle East College of Engineering, Muscat, Oman



Outrigger, Time History, Response Spectrum, Tall Buildings, Seismic Load


As the construction of mega-tall buildings in all major cities around the world accelerates, the seismic risk associated with them also rises. Hence study on the response of tall buildings to earthquake loads is gaining significant importance. Outrigger tall buildings are one of the most common structural structures because they are simple to construct, cost-effective, and have significant lateral stiffness. Therefore, this research explores a structural outrigger system for high-rise buildings to analyze the output of a system by changing the place of outrigger positions. Dynamic research was performed in accordance with IS 1893, the response spectrum and time of California’s most recent earthquakes. The parameters discussed are lateral displacements, inter-storey drifts for static analysis, and base force, displacement, and spectral acceleration for dynamic analysis. From the analyzed results, it was found that an outrigger when located at H0/H=0.6 causes a maximum reduction in the lateral displacement. Hence outrigger located at H0/H=0.6 is the desired location to provide an outrigger in a structural system and could act as an initial economical prudent design solution in the construction of tall buildings with outriggers. Time history analysis shows that the reduction is maximum when the outrigger is located at H0/H=0.9 for LA03, H0/H=0.85 for LA06 H0/H=1.0 for LA14.


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How to Cite

Kuckian, S., & Yahia, H. . (2022). Economically Prudent Design (EPC) of Outrigger-Based Structural Systems. The Asian Review of Civil Engineering, 11(2), 1–9.