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Earthquakes and Structures
  Volume 9, Number 1, July 2015, pages 257-279

Developing fragility curves and loss functions for masonry infill walls
Donatello Cardone and Giuseppe Perrone

Abstract     [Full Text]
    The primary objective of this study is to summarize results from previous experimental tests on laboratory specimens of RC/steel frames with masonry infills, in order to develop fragility functions that permit the estimation of damage in typical non-structural components of RC frame buildings, as a function of attained peak interstory drift. The secondary objective is to derive loss functions for such non-structural components, which provide information on the probability of experiencing a certain level of monetary loss when a given damage state is attained. Fragility curves and loss function developed in this study can be directly used within the FEMA P-58 framework for the seismic performance assessment of RC frame buildings with masonry infills.
Key Words
    masonry infills; damage states; fragility functions; repair costs; loss functions; FEMA P-58
Donatello Cardone and Giuseppe Perrone: School of Engineering, University of Basilicata, Viale Ateneo Lucano 10, 85100 Potenza, Italy

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