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Impact of the masonry infills on the correlation between seismic intensity measures and damage of R/C buildings

  • Kostinakis, Konstantinos G. (Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Aristotle University Campus)
  • Received : 2017.12.15
  • Accepted : 2018.01.25
  • Published : 2018.01.25

Abstract

This paper investigates the role of the masonry infills on the correlation between widely used earthquake Intensity Measures (IMs) and the damage state of 3D R/C buildings taking into account the orientation of the seismic input. For the purposes of the investigation an extensive parametric study is conducted using 60 R/C buildings with different heights, structural systems and masonry infills' distributions. The results reveal that the correlation between the IMs and the seismic damage can be strongly affected by the masonry infills' distribution, depending on the special characteristics of the structural system, the number of stories and the incident angle.

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