WIT Press

Evaluation Of A Framed Structure Damaged By The 1997 Umbria-Marche Earthquake

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990731

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

996 kb

Author(s)

A. Rosato, S. Sorace

Abstract

The post-earthquake evaluation analysis of a reinforced concrete structure, which experienced inelastic behaviour during the Italian seismic event that damaged the Umbria and Marche regions in 1997, is presented. Since only the bare frame of the building had been completed when the two main shocks occurred, this case study offers the infrequent chance of developing field observation of structural response under strong ground motions without any form of interaction with infills as well as other non-structural elements. Damage is assessed by applying a general procedure, previously proposed within the same research which yields an automatic calibration of the free coefficients co

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