Influence of Failure Modes of RC Columns on Simplified Seismic Loss Assessment

Flavia De Luca, Carmine Galasso

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP12), Vancouver, Canada, July 12-15
Place of PublicationVancouver, BC, Canada
PublisherUniversity of British Columbia
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780888652454
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015


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