Generalized FAST approach for seismic assessment of infilled RC MRF buildings: Application to the 2011 Lorca earthquake

F. Gómez-Martínez, A. Pérez-García, F. De Luca, G. M. Verderame

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Abstract

A generalized formulation of FAST vulnerability method for Reinforced Concrete Moment Resisting Frame (RC-MRF) buildings with non-uniform distribution of masonry infills in elevation is presented. This method belongs to the wider family of spectral-based methodologies. It was already proposed for uniformly infilled frames, and then applied to different earthquakes for benchmarking purposes. The new generalized approach allows us to consider a reduction of the amount of infills at the ground floor. Thus, this new version of FAST is capable of computing all intermediate situations between the opposite cases: uniformly infilled and pilotis (no infills at ground storey) MRF. Finally, this generalized FAST method is applied to the case of the Lorca (Spain) 2011 earthquake, using parameters according to the local construction practice of the area. Results show a fair agreement with damage survey data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWIT Transactions on the Built Environment
PublisherWITPress
Pages427-443
Number of pages17
Volume141
ISBN (Print)9781845647964
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event13th International Conference on Structures under Shock and Impact, SUSI 2014 - New Forest, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jun 20145 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Structures under Shock and Impact, SUSI 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNew Forest
Period3/06/145/06/14

Keywords

  • Damage states
  • Fast
  • Infilled rc-mrf
  • Lorca earthquake
  • Period
  • Pilotis

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