Effects of design to EN-Eurocodes on the seismic fragility of concrete buildings

TitleEffects of design to EN-Eurocodes on the seismic fragility of concrete buildings
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
Papailia A, Tsionis G, Fardis MN
Conference Name15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Date Published2012
Abstract

Fragility curves are constructed for prototype regular RC frame and wall-frame buildings designed and detailed to EC2 and EC8, using EC8’s own seismic performance assessment methods and criteria. The overall conclusion is that the performance goals of EC8 are met in a consistent and uniform way, except in RC walls, which fail early in shear despite their design against it. The slenderness limits and lateral bracing requirements of EC2 for 2nd-order effects pose severe restrictions on the size of columns and walls, which impact their design and seismic fragilities. Reduction in fragility from higher design peak ground accelerations is disproportionately low.

URLhttp://www.iitk.ac.in/nicee/wcee/article/WCEE2012_1426.pdf
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