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Consideración de las columnas cortas en la vulnerabilidad sísmica de las estructuras
It has been observed that in recent earthquakes the short column effect has caused damage. The main objective of this investigation was to develop a simple methodology to identify the short column effect. The methodology ...
Shear strength and displacement capacity of squat reinforced concrete shear walls
Squat reinforced concrete (RC) walls are essential structural components in nuclear power facilities (NPP) and in many civil structures. An adequate prediction of the shear strength and displacement capacity of these ...
Strong motion duration influence on nonlinear seismic response.
The preferred representation of seismic hazard in structural design and assessment continues to be based on the elastic response spectrum. Even when dynamic time history analyses are required, the acceleration time histories ...
Developing insurance solutions software for natural hazard loss estimation
The population explosion in the second half of the twentieth century has caused exponential growth in economic losses associated with the natural and man-made disasters. Efforts to better understand economic consequences ...
A variable damping semiactive device for control of the seismic response of buildings
This dissertation proposes a new semiactive device, composed of two fixedorifice viscous fluid dampers installed in the form of V whose top ends are attached to the upper floor and their lower ends to a point that can move ...