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Title: A Probabilistic Analytical Seismic Vulnerability Assessment Framework for Substandard Structures in Developing Countries
Authors: Ahmad, Sohaib 
Pilakoutas, Kypros 
Neocleous, Kyriacos 
Chrysostomou, Christis 
Kyriakides, Nicholas 
Keywords: seismic vulnerability
reinforced concrete
sub-standard construction
non-linear static
damage index
analytical
probabilistic
capacity-demand diagram methods
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Earthquakes and Structures, Vol. 6 (6), 2014, pp. 665-687
Abstract: This paper presents a framework for analytical seismic vulnerability assessment of substandard reinforced concrete (RC) structures in developing countries. A modified capacity-demand diagram method is used to predict the response of RC structures with degrading behaviour. A damage index based on period change is used to quantify the evolution of damage. To demonstrate the framework, a class of substandard RC buildings is examined. Abrupt accumulation of damage is observed due to the brittle failure modes and this is reflected in the developed vulnerability curves, which differ substantially from the curves of ductile structures.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/jspui/handle/10488/3579
ISSN: 2092-7622
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