Has anybody attempted to simulate earthquake structural behavior in Grasshopper?

I’m doing a research in seismic design and I want to use Galapagos to get to the best possible solution in solution space. But I want the structure’s performance in seismic activity to be the driving factor. How would I go about simulating seismic activity in grasshopper?

Thanks in advance.


or you could look at the various links to external analysis software that can do seismic analysis.


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Thank you for the response. I will check them out. In your experience do any of these have a preset on simulating seismic activity or do I have to manually create a series of forces and their location / direction / intensity?

I believe that any meaningful seismic simulation is not going to be a simple preset in any software, and will require a significant level of structural understanding.

I was referring to the seismic forces side of the simulation, not the structural response to those forces. I’m wondering If I have to educate myself on seismology and how tectonic plates move and how their forces translate to the surface and their location / direction / intensity for me to able to simulate these scenarios. If any other software such as Tekla Structure Designer, ETABS, etc. take care of these aspects and I could export the results in a csv file perhaps, It would be a more sustainable approach.