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The incremental dynamic analysis is a powerful tool for evaluating the seismic vulnerability and risk of buildings. It allows calculating the global damage of structures for different peak ground accelerations, PGA, and representing this result by means of damage curves. Such curves [...]

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Incremental Dynamic Analysis (IDA) has been applied lately in order to evaluate the maximum lateral strength of buildings under variable seismic intensity. This variation on intensity is achieved by means of the progressive scaling of the amplitudes of the dynamic signal imposed [...]

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate a dissipative reinforced concrete structural wall that can improve the behavior of a tall multi-storey building, evaluating the damage it undergoes in comparison with that of a solid wall. The comparative nonlinear dynamic analysis between [...]

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The incremental dynamic analysis is a powerful tool for evaluating the seismic vulnerability and risk of buildings. It allows calculating the global damage of structures for different PGAs and representing this result by means of damage curves. Such curves are used by many methods [...]

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This study determines the structural behavior of a four level framed building with composite RC and steel structure designed according Venezuelan seismic codes. The structural system consists of RC frames in the first three levels and steel frames in the fourth. It was performed [...]