Calculated seismic vulnerability functions for building in walls of reinforced concrete

Esperanza Maldonado Rondón, Neyid Mauricio Jasbón Carvajal, Gustavo Chio Cho


This document contains a methodology to assess the level of damage that buildings with reinforced concrete wall structural system may reach. The model estimates a vulnerability rate calculated in function of structure characteristics that most influent a seismic behaviour, and relates this value to a damage rate, which, in turn, depends on the action of seismic movements. The model estimates different levels of vulnerability and, consequently, defines different damages produced the same action. The vulnerability / damage ratio is materialized to vulnerability function in a continuous manner. The model was constructed on a sample of real and hypothetical buildings representing the most relevant characteristics of this type of buildings in Colombia.

Rev. ing. constr. [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.1, pp. 63-82. ISSN 0718-5073.


Seismic vulnerability; seismic damage; reinforced concrete wall; seismic vulnerability functions


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