Seismic Vulnerability of Low- and Mid-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings in Malaysia Designed by Considering Only Gravity Loads

Tan, Kok Tong and Suhatril, Meldi and Razak, Hashim Abdul and Lu, Dagang (2018) Seismic Vulnerability of Low- and Mid-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings in Malaysia Designed by Considering Only Gravity Loads. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 43 (4). pp. 1641-1654. ISSN 1319-8025

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-017-2675-z

Abstract

This study focuses on seismic vulnerability assessment of reinforced concrete buildings designed by considering only gravity loads. Fragility curves are developed for a three-story reinforced concrete office frame building and a four-story reinforced concrete school building with unreinforced masonry infill walls representative of the essential facilities in Malaysian Peninsula. A simplified modeling approach is adopted for fragility analysis, which can effectively reduce the computational effort. A set of fragility curves are developed in terms of peak ground acceleration with lognormal cumulative distribution functions. The fragility analysis shows that the seismic performance of the structures met the desirable performance level recommended by current seismic code, demonstrating low vulnerability of the structures within Malaysian Peninsula. It is also shown that the soil condition should be taken into consideration for effective seismic vulnerability assessment. Finally, the fragility curves developed in this study are compared to those of HAZUS.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artificial ground motion; Fragility curves; RC buildings; Seismic hazard; Unreinforced masonry infill walls
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2019 05:15
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 05:15
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/20536

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