Probabilistic seismic vulnerability analysis of reinforced concrete columns
Keywords:performance based earthquake engineering, vulnerability of reinforced concrete columns, seismic demand analysis, ductility of reinforced concrete columns
Estimating the response of reinforced concrete columns to a transitory action, represented by a ground motion, is an uncertain task. The randomness of the seismic event and that of the response should be accounted for. The probabilistic seismic vulnerability analysis is a method that one can use for estimating confidence intervals for the response of reinforced columns. In this paper a mixed method using numerical analysis results coupled with experimental data is used for the assessment of the vulnerability of reinforced concrete columns.
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