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Sensing-based Seismic Assessments

by Ardalan Sabamehr, P.Eng., Ph.D.

 

04/24/20

Key terms 

Seismic Damage, HAZUS, FEMA-P58

Seismic damage predictions can be an important key parameter for asset managers and engineers to increase the general life safety of a given building. One of the most useful and unique features of the Sensequake approach is the ability to directly predict damage levels of structures from sensing tests....

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Performance-based Seismic Evaluations

by Ardalan Sabamehr, P.Eng., Ph.D.

 

03/26/20

Key terms 

Seismic Evaluations, Performance-based

The issue of seismic vulnerability assessment and rehabilitation of underperforming existing buildings is a very important and complex problem, especially in seismic-prone areas for buildings that were constructed before modern seismic codes...

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Adaptive Reuse and Green Engineering

by Alexandre Darche

 

01/14/20

Key terms 

Green, Adaptive Reuse, Retrofit

Environmental consciousness is playing an ever growing role in all professional fields. As support increases, public policies encouraging the implementation of green initiatives to lower global carbon emissions become implemented worldwide. ...

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Bridge Seismic Assessment

by Ardalan Sabamehr, Ph.D.

 

08/28/19

Key terms 

Modelling, Seismic Retrofit, Seismic Demands

Bridges are assets that are subject to not only varying loads on a daily basis but are also highly susceptible to seismic loading in the event of an earthquake. Additionally, bridges tend to be post-disaster structures and need to be operational at all times...

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Bridge Seismic Assessment

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The type and extent of damage that a component will experience is uncertain. Component fragility functions are statistical distributions that indicate the conditional probability of incurring damage at a given value of demand. Fragility functions are assumed to be lognormal distributions...

Key terms 

Fragility Curves, Damage Prediction, Risk Assessment

Fragility Curves

by Ardalan Sabamehr, Ph.D.

 

01/17/19

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