Massive Damage Assessment Program and Repair and Reconstruction Strategy in the Aftermath of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

The January 2010 Haiti earthquake resulted in over 230,000 deaths, affected 3 million people, and damaged or collapsed over 200,000 structures. An unprecedented earthquake damage assessment project by a joint operation of the Haitian Ministry of Public Works, the United Nations Office of Project Services, the Pan American Development Foundation, […]

Identifying the Collapse Hazard of Steel Special Moment-Frame Buildings with Viscous Dampers Using the FEMA P695 Methodology

An innovative design using steel special moment frames sized per building code requirements for strength and viscous dampers to control story drift ratios results in longer period structures that limit floor accelerations with excellent performance in design-level earthquakes. However, the response of this design to extreme seismic events is not […]

Structural Control of Dynamic Blast Loading

H. Kit Miyamoto and Douglas Taylor ASCE Conf. Proc. 103, 116 (2000) For full access to this technical paper click here and we will contact you shortly. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of Fluid Viscous Dampers (FVD) when used to control blast loading responses on lateral load resisting […]

Performance of Structures with Passive Energy Dissipators

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the earthquake performance of structures with passive energy dissipators. This paper addresses the following issues: (1) evaluation of seismic intensity levels at which frames incorporating the energy dissipating system (EDS) remain elastic; (2) performance evaluation of frames incorporating an EDS for high-intensity […]

Comprehensive Evaluation and Seismic Retrofit of a Three‐Story Non‐Ductile Concrete Structure

Performance‐based earthquake engineering was utilized to ascertain the seismic performance of an existing two‐story non‐ductile reinforced concrete building with a proposed new third floor steel‐framed addition. The structure, hereafter referred to as the Capital Unity Center, is located in downtown Sacramento. California, and was designed and constructed in early 1940s […]