Seismic vulnerability assessment of f low-rise reinforced concrete buildings affected by the 2015 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake

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dc.contributor.author Brzev, Svetlana
dc.contributor.author Pandey, Bishnu
dc.contributor.author Maharjan, Dev Kumar
dc.contributor.author Ventura, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-06T05:29:04Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-06T05:29:04Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11
dc.identifier.citation Brzev, Svetlana; Pandey, Bishnu; Maharjan, Dev Kumar and Ventura, Carlos, "Seismic vulnerability assessment of f low-rise reinforced concrete buildings affected by the 2015 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake", Earthquake Spectra, DOI: 10.1193/120116EQS218M, vol.33, no.S1, pp.S275-S298 Dee. 2018. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 8755-2930
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1193/120116EQS218M
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/3308
dc.description.abstract Low-rise reinforced concrete (RC) frames with brick masonry infill walls up to five stories high have been used for housing construction in Nepal since the late 1980s. Many buildings of this type were damaged and/or collapsed in the April 25, 2015 Gorkha earthquake (M 7.8), even in areas characterized with moderate shaking intensity such as Kathmandu Valley. Due to inadequate design and/or construction of RC frame components, these buildings essentially behave like masonry shear wall structures with a shear-dominant failure mechanism. The paper presents the findings of a field survey of 98 RC buildings affected by the 2015 earthquake. The main objective of the study was to correlate the observed damage in the buildings, using the modified European Macroseismic Scale (EMS-98), and the Wall Index (defined as the wall area in the direction of shaking divided by the total building plan area above the level of interest). The results can be used to help establish recommendations regarding the required wall index for low-rise RC buildings in Nepal.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Svetlana Brzeva, Bishnu Pandey, Dev Kumar Maharjan and Carlos Venturaa
dc.format.extent vol.33, no.S1, pp.S275-S298
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Earthquake Engineering Research Institute en_US
dc.title Seismic vulnerability assessment of f low-rise reinforced concrete buildings affected by the 2015 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Earthquake Spectra


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