Building loss estimation methodologies which have

\r\nbeen advanced considerably in recent decades are usually used to

\r\nestimate socio and economic impacts resulting from seismic structural

\r\ndamage. In accordance with these methods, this paper presents the

\r\nevaluation of an annual loss probability of a reinforced concrete

\r\nmoment resisting frame designed according to Korean Building Code.

\r\nThe annual loss probability is defined by (1) a fragility curve obtained

\r\nfrom a capacity spectrum method which is similar to a method adopted

\r\nfrom HAZUS, and (2) a seismic hazard curve derived from annual

\r\nfrequencies of exceedance per peak ground acceleration. Seismic

\r\nfragilities are computed to calculate the annual loss probability of a

\r\ncertain structure using functions depending on structural capacity,

\r\nseismic demand, structural response and the probability of exceeding

\r\ndamage state thresholds. This study carried out a nonlinear static

\r\nanalysis to obtain the capacity of a RC moment resisting frame

\r\nselected as a prototype building. The analysis results show that the

\r\nprobability of being extensive structural damage in the prototype

\r\nbuilding is expected to 0.01% in a year.<\/p>\r\n",
"references": null,
"publisher": "World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology",
"index": "International Science Index 98, 2015"
}