Seismic Performance Assessment For Vulnerability Analysis Of Rc Buildings

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State of the Review on Seismic Performance Assessment for vulnerability analysis of RC Buildings



The paper is intended to present some studies undertaken in order to develop a seismic vulnerability estimation system to fit the needs of development of earthquake scenarios and of development of an integrated disaster risk management system for India.

Figure 1: The components of seismic risk assessment and choices for the vulnerability assessment procedure; the bold path shows a traditional assessment method (Calvi et al. 2006). Seismic Hazard
Hazard analysis is the process of quantitatively estimating the ground motion at a site or region of interest based on the characteristics of surrounding seismic sources. This study falls primarily within the disciplines of geology and seismology with input from civil engineering (FEMA, 1989). The basic methodology of hazard analysis is comprised of source modeling, wave attenuation, and local ground amplification.
Probabilistic assessment of seismic hazard involves determining either the probability of exceeding a specified ground motion, or the ground motion that has a specified probability of being exceeded over a particular time period.

Elements/Exposure at Risk
Vulnerability assessment should be done for a building that represents a building stock. This requires a standard systematic inventory system that classifies the structures according to their type,

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