Two-Dimensional Capacity Spectrum Method and Seismic Damage Assessment for RC Structures


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The force-deformation curve of a reinforced concrete structure in push-over analysis is used to compute the corresponding damage index. A simplified and practical method is established for seismic damage assessment in combination with capacity spectrum method. The two-dimensional capacity spectrum method and the combination of the damage in two directions are discussed. A numerical example using single and double horizontal capacity method and time history analysis demonstrate that the response and damage of structure can be computed accurately in the two-dimensional capacity method. The common trend of structural torsional response can also be reflected. The results show the two-dimensional capacity method is valid and simple.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 243-249)

Edited by:

Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li






H. X. He and H. N. Li, "Two-Dimensional Capacity Spectrum Method and Seismic Damage Assessment for RC Structures", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 79-88, 2011

Online since:

May 2011




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