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Earthquakes and Structures
  Volume 14, Number 1, February 2018 , pages 055-71

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

    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.
Key Words
    reinforced concrete; masonry infills; nonlinear dynamic analysis; seismic excitation angle; seismic damage; ground motion intensity measures; correlation between IMs and seismic damage
Konstantinos G. Kostinakis: Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Aristotle University Campus, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece

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