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A fragility-oriented approach for seismic retrofit design

Aljawhari, Karim; Gentile, Roberto; Galasso, Carmine; (2022) A fragility-oriented approach for seismic retrofit design. Earthquake Spectra 10.1177/87552930221078324. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

This study proposes a practical fragility-oriented approach for the seismic retrofit design of case-study structures. This approach relies on mapping the increase of the global displacement-based ratio of capacity to life-safety demand ( CDRLS) to the building-level fragility reduction. Specifically, the increase of CDRLS due to retrofitting is correlated with the corresponding shift in the fragility median values of multiple structure-specific damage states, observing that a pseudo-linear trend is appropriate under certain conditions. Accordingly, a practical approach is proposed to fit such a (structure-specific) linear trend and then use it by first specifying the desired fragility median and subsequently finding the corresponding target value of CDRLS that must be achieved through retrofit design. The validity of the proposed approach is illustrated for an archetype reinforced concrete (RC) structure not conforming to modern seismic design requirements, which has been retrofitted using various techniques, namely, fiber-reinforced polymers wrapping of columns and joints, RC jacketing, and steel jacketing.

Type: Article
Title: A fragility-oriented approach for seismic retrofit design
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/87552930221078324
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1177/87552930221078324
Language: English
Additional information: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Keywords: Seismic retrofit, fragility analysis, retrofit design, reinforced concrete, performance-based earthquake engineering
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10146466
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