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In this work, a study about the vulnerability and seismic damage of unreinforced masonry buildings is carried out. Three models of buildings representatives of the Eixample district of Barcelona have been chosen. The seismic vulnerability is evaluated by means of the Risk-UE methodology. [...]

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Currently, many structures existing in seismic areas are highly vulnerable because they have been built without the use of seismic design codes or by using outdated codes. Often, methods for assessing the vulnerability of the structures do not take into account that their seismic [...]

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The main goals of this article are to analyze the use of simplified deterministic nonlinear static procedures for assessing the seismic response of buildings and to evaluate the influence that the uncertainties in the mechanical properties of the materials and in the features of [...]

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There is a general interest in civil engineering to quantify the damage produced in structures by catastrophic actions. It would be convenient, from a practical point of view, to describe the state of a structure by means of a single figure that clarifies whether the structure [...]

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The main objective of this monograph is to evaluate the overall damage index of framed reinforced concrete structures using different models. In order to achieve this objective it is necessary to identify the parameters that most influence the seismic behavior of reinforced concrete [...]

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In this monograph, a complete review of the state of the art of the seismic vulnerability of motorway bridges is carried out. The work [...]

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In this monograph, we study the definition of possible damage in bridges by using simplified structural models. The state-of-the-art of the seismic vulnerability of bridges is first discussed and the theoretical background of the methods to evaluate their vulnerability is commented. [...]

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In order to ensure that a building structure do not collapse when subjected to the action of strong ground motions, modern codes include prescriptions in order to guarantee the ductile behavior of the elements and of the whole structure. Obviously, it is of special importance for [...]