A simplified loss assessment is carried out considering regionally-based design practice for reinforced concrete (RC) buildings. In particular, a 4-story RC moment resisting frame (MRF) is designed according to obsolete seismic Italian design provisions, resulting in a structure characterized by typical features of the building stock in the area struck by the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake. For the same design, two different executive hypotheses are considered, resulting in two non-ductile RC structural configurations dominated by two different failure modes of primary elements, i.e., flexureshear-and shear- dominated. The loss assessment includes a site-specific hazard analysis, a pushoverbased approach for seismic demand assessment, and a simplified damage and cost analyses focused on the RC columns. It is employed to evaluate the risk of earthquake economic losses, and the influence of structural design decisions on these losses.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP12), Vancouver, Canada, July 12-15|
|Place of Publication||Vancouver, BC, Canada|
|Publisher||University of British Columbia|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2015|