New three-dimensional damage index for RC buildings with planar irregularities

Seong Hoon Jeong, Amr S. Elnashai

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Motivated by the observation that existing damage indices do not take into account the bidirectional and torsional response effects, a new three dimensional damage index is proposed in this paper. The derivation is based on decomposing the 3D structure into planar frames. A local damage index that is sensitive to out-of-plane responses is described and a method to combine local damage indices is presented. The proposed index is verified by comparison with conventional damage indices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1482-1490
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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