Collapse risk assessment of a Chilean dual wall-frame reinforced concrete office building
Araya-Letelier
G
author
Parra
P
F
author
Lopez-Garcia
D
author
Garcia-Valdes
A
author
Candia
G
author
Lagos
R
author
2019
English
Several code-conforming reinforced concrete buildings were severely damaged during the 2010 moment magnitude (M-w) 8.8 Chile earthquake, raising concerns about their real collapse margin. Although critical updates were introduced into the Chilean design codes after 2010, guidelines for collapse risk assessment of Chilean buildings remain insufficient. This study evaluates the collapse potential of a typical dual system (shear walls and moment frames) office building in Santiago. Collapse fragility functions were obtained through incremental dynamic analyses using a state-of-the-art finite element model of the building. Site-specific seismic hazard curves were developed, which explicitly incorporated epistemic uncertainty, and combined with the collapse fragility functions to estimate the mean annual frequency of collapse (lambda(c)) values and probabilities of collapse in 50-years (P-c(50)). Computed values of lambda(c) and P-c(50) were on the order of 10(-5)-10(-4), and 0.1-0.7%, respectively, consistent with similar studies developed for buildings in the US. The results also showed that the deaggregation of lambda(c) was controlled by small to medium earthquake intensities and that different models of the collapse fragility functions and hazard curves had a non-negligible effect on lambda(c) and P-c(50), and thus, propagation of uncertainty in risk assessment problems must be adequately taken into account.
Collapse assessment
Chilean code-conforming building
Incremental dynamic analyses
Seismic hazard models
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files/945_Araya-Letelier_etal2019.pdf
10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.01.006
Araya-Letelier_etal2019
Engineering Structures
Eng. Struct.
2019
Elsevier Sci Ltd
continuing
periodical
academic journal
183
770
779
0141-0296