Seismic Damage Detection Using Pushover Analysis
Inter-story drift ratio is a general damage index which is being used to detect damaged stories after severe ground motions. Since this general damage index cannot detect damaged elements also the severity of imposed damages on elements, a new real-time seismic damage detection method base on artificial neural networks was proposed to overcome this issue. This approach considers nonlinear behaviour of structures and not only is capable of detecting damaged elements but also can address the severity of imposed damages. Proposed algorithm was applied on a 3-story concrete building .The obtained results confirmed accuracy and robustness of this method.
M. Vafaei et al., "Seismic Damage Detection Using Pushover Analysis", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 255-260, pp. 2496-2499, 2011