Revista ingeniería de construcción
versión On-line ISSN 0718-5073
MALDONADO RONDON, Esperanza; JASBON CARVAJAL, Neyid Mauricio y CHIO CHO, Gustavo. Calculated seismic vulnerability functions for building in walls of reinforced concrete. Rev. ing. constr. [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.1, pp. 63-82. ISSN 0718-5073. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-50732010000100003.
This document contains a methodology to assess the level of damage that buildings with reinforced concrete wall structural system may reach. The model estimates a vulnerability rate calculated in function of structure characteristics that most influent a seismic behaviour, and relates this value to a damage rate, which, in turn, depends on the action of seismic movements. The model estimates different levels of vulnerability and, consequently, defines different damages produced the same action. The vulnerability / damage ratio is materialized to vulnerability function in a continuous manner. The model was constructed on a sample of real and hypothetical buildings representing the most relevant characteristics of this type of buildings in Colombia.
Palabras llave : Seismic vulnerability; seismic damage; reinforced concrete wall; seismic vulnerability functions.