Evaluation of the Seismic Performance of Buildings

by Mourad Bouhafs, Dames & Moore, San Francisco, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Techniques for Rapid Assessment of Seismic Vulnerability


The aim of the paper is to present the different existing methodologies available for the assessment of seismic damage to buildings. The approach aims towards the development of a mini-computer analysis program, of which the different options are briefly discussed. A typical reinforced concrete frame building is analysed, and the damage analysis results are presented.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Earthquake resistant structures | Damage (material) | Structural analysis | Concrete frames | Existing buildings | Seismic effects | Concrete structures

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