The damage assessment in structures that have suffered one or more earthquakes is of paramount importance to predict its post-earthquake behaviour. The actual version of the European seismic design code (EC8) does not give practical indications about the estimation of damage in connections and members, proposing only a general methodology based on direct in-situ visual inspections. The paper proposes a seismic design strategy to appraise the structure residual life, by combining the well-known non-linear time-history (NLTH) analyses with the low-cyclic fatigue design approach (LFC). Applications are proposed for a planar steel moment-resisting (MR) frame in high ductility class. The discussed research outcomes show how the damage, which is currently neglected during the design phase, is a very useful parameter able to allow for an appraisal of the effective frame performance after one or more earthquakes as well as for the identifications of components needing urgent repairs.

PERFORMANCE AND RESIDUAL LIFE OF MOMENT RESISTING STEEL FRAMES AFTER SEVERAL EARTHQUAKES

c. bernuzzi;d. rodigari;m. simoncelli
2019

Abstract

The damage assessment in structures that have suffered one or more earthquakes is of paramount importance to predict its post-earthquake behaviour. The actual version of the European seismic design code (EC8) does not give practical indications about the estimation of damage in connections and members, proposing only a general methodology based on direct in-situ visual inspections. The paper proposes a seismic design strategy to appraise the structure residual life, by combining the well-known non-linear time-history (NLTH) analyses with the low-cyclic fatigue design approach (LFC). Applications are proposed for a planar steel moment-resisting (MR) frame in high ductility class. The discussed research outcomes show how the damage, which is currently neglected during the design phase, is a very useful parameter able to allow for an appraisal of the effective frame performance after one or more earthquakes as well as for the identifications of components needing urgent repairs.
proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Design Resilience and Rehabilitation of Structures
978 989 20 9838 8
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