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dc.contributor.advisorLópez-Rodríguez, Ricardo R.
dc.contributor.authorCortés-Areizaga, Gustavo
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-11T19:03:34Z
dc.date.available2019-02-11T19:03:34Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/1784
dc.description.abstractThis work presents a method for estimating the expected damage caused by an earthquake on steel buildings in Puerto Rico. Since Puerto Rico is located between a series of tectonic faults, buildings could suffer the damages caused by a major earthquake. The objective of this research is to develop the information needed for insurance companies to estimate the earthquake damage of steel buildings in a simple and practical way. Steel buildings typically found in Puerto Rico have been analyzed. The response of these buildings to many acceleration time histories have been recorded. With these recorded data, fragility curves which indicate the probability of a damage state to occur were created. A cost per square foot has been assigned to each damage state. This cost is then multiplied by the probability of damage for each damage state and the final expected cost for the total damage is obtained.en_US
dc.description.abstractEste trabajo presenta un método para estimar los daños causados por terremotos a estructuras de acero. Puerto Rico se encuentra rodeado de fallas tectónicas lo que hace que las estructuras estén propensas a sufrir los daños ocasionados por un terremoto. Nuestro objetivo es desarrollar la información necesaria para que las compañías de seguros puedan estimar el daño causado por un terremoto a estructuras de acero de una forma sencilla y práctica. Se investigaron estructuras típicas de acero construidas en Puerto Rico. Además, se consideró su respuesta a diferentes registros de aceleración. Con esto se han tomado los datos estadísticos y se han creado curvas que muestran la probabilidad de que algún estado de daño ocurra en la estructura. A cada estado de daño se le asigna un costo por pie cuadrado, el que luego será multiplicado por la probabilidad obtenida de las curvas para cada estado de daño y finalmente se obtiene el costo de daños para la estructura.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEarthquake damage estimationen_US
dc.subject.lcshBuilding, Iron and steel--Earthquake effects--Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.titleEarthquake induced damage estimation for steel buildings in Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2006 Gustavo Cortés-Areizagaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeSuárez Colche, Luis E.
dc.contributor.committeeSaffar, Ali
dc.contributor.representativeCáceres Valencia, Pablo
thesis.degree.levelM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Civil Engineeringen_US
dc.description.graduationYear2006en_US


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