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Damage-based Evaluation Of Eurocode 8 Risk Levels For R/C Buildings

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK000411

Volume

45

Pages

11

Published

2000

Size

1,009 kb

Author(s)

S. Sorace & G. Terenzi

Abstract

The seismic response capacities of reinforced concrete frame buildings designed by accomplishing with Eurocode 8 rules are assessed. Intermediate behavioural features comprised between the serviceability and ultimate limit states — which represent the only conditions expressly dealt with by the code — are particularly investigated. A special dynamic analysis procedure, proposed and applied within previous studies concerning damage assessment of existing structures, is utilised with proper modifications to this aim. The general lines of the new research pro- gram, essentially based on the construction of (a) kinematic response parameter, and (b) damage curves of structural members and systems designed to Eurocode 8, are established. These graphs, summing up th

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