Abstract

To assess the expected seismic damage of a structure, non-linear dynamic analysis and the damage index of Park-Ang have been often used. Depending on the size of the structure and on the duration of the record, the computational effort in dynamic analyses is usually high. In this [...]

Abstract

Capacity-spectrum-based-methods areused for assessing the vulnerability and risk of existing buildings. Capacity curves are usually obtained by means of nonlinear static analysis. Incremental Dynamic Analysis is a powerful tool based on nonlinear dynamic analysis. This method can [...]