Reparability-based design of concrete structures
Item Type:Conference Paper
Citation:Eyitayo Opabola, Kenneth Elwood, Reparability-based design of concrete structures, 14th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP14), Dublin, Ireland, 2023.
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The economic and environmental impacts associated with the demolition and long-term closure of damaged modern buildings in recent earthquakes (e.g., 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes) led to societal demands for improved design procedures to limit damage and shorten recovery time after earthquakes. To address these societal demands, this study proposes a repairability-based design approach for structural systems. The proposed approach aims to ensure that, under design-level earthquakes, damaged structural components have sufficient residual capacity to withstand future events without requiring safety-critical repair. Firstly, the repairability limit state for RC components is defined using an extensive database of past tests on RC components. Subsequently, component deformation limits are proposed for RC beams and columns. Furthermore, nonlinear response history and recovery analyses of four archetype frame buildings, designed per New Zealand standards to different beam deformation limits, are used to assess the seismic performance and capability of the buildings to satisfy recovery-based performance objectives. By comparing the repairability fragility and functional recovery downtime estimates of the frame buildings for design-level events, it is concluded that it is feasible for the building code to target repairability in the design-basis earthquake in addition to collapse prevention in the maximum considered earthquake.
Other Titles:14th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering(ICASP14)
Type of material:Conference Paper
Series/Report no:14th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering(ICASP14)
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