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Title: Seismic safety and vulnerability mitigation of school buildings
Authors: Chrysostomou, Christis 
Kyriakides, Nicholas 
Kappos, A.J. 
Kouris, L. 
Papanikolaou, V. 
Dimitrakopoulos, E. G. 
Giouvanidis, A. I. 
Georgiou, E. 
Major Field of Science: Engineering and Technology
Field Category: Civil Engineering
Keywords: Fragility curves;Optimum retrofit level;Schools;Seismic retrofitting
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2014
Source: 4th International fib Congress, FIB 2014, Renaissance Hotel Mumbai and Convention CentrePowai, Mumbai, India, 10 February 2014 through 14 February 2014
Conference: International fib Congress 
Abstract: © 2014, Universities Press (India) Private Limited. All rights reserved. The vulnerability of existing buildings to seismic forces and their retrofitting is an international problem. The majority of structures in seismic-prone areas worldwide are structures that have been designed either without the consideration of seismic forces, or using previous codes of practice specifying lower levels of seismic forces. In Cyprus, after the three earthquakes that occurred in 1995, 1996, and 1999, the Cyprus State, acting in a pioneering way internationally, has decided the seismic retrofitting of all school buildings, taking into account the sensitivity of the society towards these structures, which house the future generation of the society. In this paper the details of the over 10 year ongoing retrofitting programme of the school buildings of Cyprus are presented and two representative school buildings are chosen for further detailed investigation as far as their retrofitting is concerned. Non-linear analysis is conducted on calibrated analytical models of the two buildings in order to derive fragility curves. These curves are used to perform benefit-cost and life-cycle analysis and evaluate the effectiveness of the retrofitting programme.
Description: 4th International fib Congress 2014: Improving Performance of Concrete Structures, FIB 2014 - Proceedings 2014, Pages 122-124
ISBN: 9788173719196
Type: Conference Papers
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
City University London 
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 
Technical Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus 
Appears in Collections:Δημοσιεύσεις σε συνέδρια /Conference papers or poster or presentation

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