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Earthquakes and Structures
  Volume 16, Number 4, April 2019, pages 425-436
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/eas.2019.16.4.425
 


Safety assessment of dual shear wall-frame structures subject to Mainshock-Aftershock sequence in terms of fragility and vulnerability curves
Hosein Naderpour and Khadijeh Vakili

 
Abstract
    Successive ground motions having short time intervals have occurred in many earthquakes so far. It is necessary to investigate the effects of this phenomenon on different types of structures and to take these effects into consideration while designing or retrofitting structures. The effects of seismic sequences on the structures with combined reinforced concrete shear wall and moment resisting frame system have not been investigated in details yet. This paper has tried to analyse the seismic performance of structures with such structural systems subjected to mainshock-aftershock sequences. The effects of the seismic sequences on the investigated models are evaluated by strong measures such as IDA capacity and fragility and vulnerability curves. The results of this study show that the seismic sequences have a significant effect on the investigated models, which necessitates considering this effect on designing, retrofitting, decision making, and taking precautions.
 
Key Words
    safety; aftershock; shear wall; reinforced concrete; vulnerability
 
Address
Hosein Naderpour and Khadijeh Vakili: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran
 

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