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Force and displacement based vulnerability assessment for traditional buildings

D'ayala, DF; (2005) Force and displacement based vulnerability assessment for traditional buildings. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering , 3 (3) 235 - 265. 10.1007/s10518-005-1239-x.

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Abstract

Vulnerability assessment for historic buildings is usually carried out using capacity based approaches and prediction of losses is obtained by using normal or lognormal distributions for expected levels of macro seismic intensity or peak ground accelerations. Several authors have outlined the limitations of such approach. The paper presents a method to correlate analysis of seismic vulnerability using a failure mechanisms approach to observed in situ damage. The various aspects of the procedure are highlighted with application to a real case. It is shown how once the typologies within a sample have been identified, fragility curves for each of them can be derived and predictive cumulative damage curve obtained for samples for which direct survey of damage data is lacking. Finally the paper shows how the failure mechanism approach can be used to derive damage scenarios both in terms of spectral acceleration and spectral displacement. © Springer 2005.

Type:Article
Title:Force and displacement based vulnerability assessment for traditional buildings
DOI:10.1007/s10518-005-1239-x
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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