The seismic performance of non-structural elements is now recognized to be a key issue in the seismic assessment and earthquake related loss estimation of buildings, both at the individual and regional scale. The evaluation of the seismic demand on non-structural elements in many modern building codes is often based on inaccurate distributions of floor accelerations. For this reason, some design oriented simplified methodologies have been developed recently to predict floor response spectra in reinforced concrete buildings. Although the influence of masonry infills on the seismic performance of reinforced concrete buildings has been widely demonstrated, infills are generally neglected both in the design and in the evaluation of floor response spectra, which could lead to un-conservative design of non-structural elements. In this paper, the effect of masonry infills on absolute acceleration and relative displacement floor response spectra for reinforced concrete buildings subjected to frequent (serviceability level) earthquakes is investigated through a probabilistic framework. A database of one hundred masonry infilled reinforced concrete frames, representative of the European context, was generated and each building analyzed through nonlinear time history analyses. From the results of these analyses, the acceleration and displacement response spectra at different floor levels of both bare and infilled frame archetypes were then computed. The effectiveness of the most common assumptions made in regional risk models to estimate the non-structural losses is investigated and a first attempt at a more refined approach taking into account the effect of masonry infills is proposed.

Probabilistic Estimation of Floor Response Spectra in Masonry Infilled Reinforced Concrete Building Portfolio

Perrone D.
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Brunesi E.;Filiatrault A.;Nascimbene R.
2020

Abstract

The seismic performance of non-structural elements is now recognized to be a key issue in the seismic assessment and earthquake related loss estimation of buildings, both at the individual and regional scale. The evaluation of the seismic demand on non-structural elements in many modern building codes is often based on inaccurate distributions of floor accelerations. For this reason, some design oriented simplified methodologies have been developed recently to predict floor response spectra in reinforced concrete buildings. Although the influence of masonry infills on the seismic performance of reinforced concrete buildings has been widely demonstrated, infills are generally neglected both in the design and in the evaluation of floor response spectra, which could lead to un-conservative design of non-structural elements. In this paper, the effect of masonry infills on absolute acceleration and relative displacement floor response spectra for reinforced concrete buildings subjected to frequent (serviceability level) earthquakes is investigated through a probabilistic framework. A database of one hundred masonry infilled reinforced concrete frames, representative of the European context, was generated and each building analyzed through nonlinear time history analyses. From the results of these analyses, the acceleration and displacement response spectra at different floor levels of both bare and infilled frame archetypes were then computed. The effectiveness of the most common assumptions made in regional risk models to estimate the non-structural losses is investigated and a first attempt at a more refined approach taking into account the effect of masonry infills is proposed.
Floor response spectraNon-structural elementsMasonry infillsSeismic demandRegional risk models
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