Damage assessment of a deficient reinforced concrete frame subjected to different seismic levels

Vui Van Cao and Ronagh, Hamid (2013). Damage assessment of a deficient reinforced concrete frame subjected to different seismic levels. In: Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2013), Singapore, (). 18-19 March 2013. doi:10.5176/2301-394X_ACE13.88


Author Vui Van Cao
Ronagh, Hamid
Title of paper Damage assessment of a deficient reinforced concrete frame subjected to different seismic levels
Conference name Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2013)
Conference location Singapore
Conference dates 18-19 March 2013
Journal name International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering. Annual Proceedings
Place of Publication Singapore
Publisher Global Science and Technology Forum
Publication Year 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.5176/2301-394X_ACE13.88
ISSN 2301-394X
Total pages 9
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Many reinforced concrete (RC) buildings around the world designed and built based on old codes may sustain certain levels of damage or even collapse when subjected to earthquakes, as has been evident in recent earthquakes. Decision on strengthening versus demolition can be made based on evaluation of potential damage the building might suffer as a result of earthquake. In this study, the issues of identification, location and quantification of the damage imparted to a tested 3-storey RC frame designed based only for gravity loads are investigated and compared with those from experiment. After calibration, series of different seismic levels based on current seismic codes are applied to the frame and corresponding damage levels and failure mechanisms are obtained. The results demonstrate the potential of using damage index to quantitatively identify and locate the probable damage distribution in the building at a statistically expected earthquake.
Keyword Damage assessment
Damage index
RC frame
Seismic load
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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