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TitleEstimate of fundamental period of reinforced concrete buildings: code provisions vs. experimental measures in Victoria and Vancouver (BC, Canada)
AuthorChiauzzi, L; Masi, A; Mucciarelli, M; Cassidy, J FORCID logo; Kutyn, K; Traber, J; Ventura, C; Yao, F
SourceProceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering; 2012 p. 1-10
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20120001
Meeting15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering; Lisbon; PT; September 24-28, 2012
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS92B/06; 92G/03
AreaVictoria; Vancouver
Lat/Long WENS-123.5000 -123.0000 48.5000 48.2500
Lat/Long WENS-123.5000 -123.0000 49.2500 49.0000
Subjectsgeophysics; engineering geology; earthquakes; earthquake damage; earthquake resistant design; earthquake studies; building codes
Illustrationstables; graphs; plots; photographs
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience Targeted Hazard Assessments in Western Canada
Released2012 01 01
AbstractThe fundamental period of a group of reinforced concrete (RC) buildings located in the cities of Victoria and Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) has been estimated using ambient vibration data. As result a preliminary heightdependent relationship has been derived for a fully elastic condition. The regression returns very similar values respect to those obtained in other countries using the system identification technique based on ambient vibrations. As expected, the results show that building periods estimated based on simple equations provided by earthquake design codes in Europe (EC8) and North America (UBC97 and NBCC-2005) are significantly greater than the periods computed using ambient vibration records on the monitored buildings.

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