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An overview of the development of the hybrid method for seismic vulnerability assessment of buildings

Kappos, A. J. (2016). An overview of the development of the hybrid method for seismic vulnerability assessment of buildings. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 12(12), pp. 1573-1584. doi: 10.1080/15732479.2016.1151448

Abstract

The paper presents in a chronological and systematic way the development of the hybrid method for seismic vulnerability assessment of structures, which combines the use of empirical databases of earthquake damage with the results of nonlinear analysis of representative structural models. The key concepts and milestones in the development of the method are identified, and selected examples of its application are summarised. The first part of the paper focuses on the derivation of hybrid damage probability matrices and the second one with the derivation of fragility curves for reinforced concrete and masonry buildings. Finally, some general conclusions are drawn and directions of future research on the hybrid approach are suggested.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering on 8 Mar 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15732479.2016.1151448
Publisher Keywords: Seismic vulnerability, hybrid methodology, fragility curves, loss assessment, reinforced concrete buildings, masonry buildings,
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Engineering
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/15544
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