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Title
Developing Methodologies for Evaluating the Earthquake Safety of Existing Buildings.
File
PB267354.pdf
Author(s)
Bresler, B.; Okada, T.; Zisling, D.; Bertero, V. V.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. Research Applied to National Needs., February 1977, 155 p.
Identifying Number(s)
UCB/EERC-77/06
Abstract
This report contains four papers written during an investigation of methods for evaluating the safety of existing school buildings under NSF RANN (Research Applied to National Needs) Grants. These papers are not readily available to researchers and engineers in the United States and are therefore issued as a single Earthquake Engineering Research Report. The titles of the papers are the following: Evaluation of earthquake safety of existing buildings; Assessment of earthquake safety and of hazard abatement; Seismic safety of existing low-rise reinforced concrete buildings; Design and engineering decisions--failure criteria (Limit States).
Keywords
Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Risk analysis; Earthquakes; Reinforced concrete; Safety; School buildings; Construction; Design criteria; Construction materials; Seismic risk