Published: Građevinar 70 (2018) 6
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N2 building design method

Adriana Cerovečki, Ivan Kraus, Dragan Morić


The N2 method is a fast nonlinear static method for the seismic design of buildings. This paper presents main properties and limitations of the method, its development over time, and possibilities of its application for different types of buildings. Differences between the traditional N2 method and its extensions are highlighted. Comparison of the N2 method with similar design approaches is also provided. The results obtained by calculations based on the N2 method are found to be in good agreement with the results obtained by much more complex methods. Guidelines for further research are given in the final part of the paper.

N2 method, pushover method, nonlinear static method, regular buildings, irregular buildings


Cerovečki, A., Kraus, I., Morić, D.: N2 building design method, GRAĐEVINAR, 70 (2018) 6, pp. 509-518, doi:


Cerovečki, A., Kraus, I., Morić, D. (2018). N2 building design method, GRAĐEVINAR, 70 (6), 509-518, doi:


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Adriana Cerovečki
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Civil Engineering Osijek
Ivan Kraus
Ivan Kraus
J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek
Faculty of Civil Engineering

Dragan Morić
University of J.J. Strossmayera in Osijek
Faculty of Civil Engineering