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Response of mid-rise reinforced concrete frame buildings to the 2017 Puebla earthquake

Carlos A. Arteta, Julian Carrillo, Jorge Archbold, Daniel Gaspar, Cesar Pajaro, Gustavo Araujo, Andres Torregroza, Ricardo Bonett, Carlos Blandon, Luciano R. Fernandez-Sola, Juan F. Correal and Khalid M. Mosalam
Response of mid-rise reinforced concrete frame buildings to the 2017 Puebla earthquake
Earthquake Spectra (November 2019) 35 (4): 1763-1793

Abstract

The response of mid-rise reinforced concrete (RC) buildings in Mexico City after the 2017 Puebla Earthquake is assessed through combined field and computational investigation. The Mw 7.1 earthquake damaged more than 500 buildings where most of them are classified as mid-rise RC frames with infill walls. A multinational team from Colombia, Mexico, and the United States was rapidly deployed within a week of the occurrence of the event to investigate the structural and nonstructural damage levels of over 60 RC buildings with 2-12 stories. The results of the study confirmed that older mid-rise structures with limited ductility capacity may have been shaken past their capacity. To elucidate the widespread damage in mid-rise RC framed structures, the post-earthquake reconnaissance effort is complemented with inelastic modeling and simulation of several representative RC framing systems with and without masonry infill walls. It was confirmed that the addition of non-isolated masonry infills significantly impacts the ductility capacity and increases the potential for a soft-story mechanism formation in RC frames originally analyzed and designed to be bare systems.


ISSN: 8755-2930
EISSN: 1944-8201
Serial Title: Earthquake Spectra
Serial Volume: 35
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Response of mid-rise reinforced concrete frame buildings to the 2017 Puebla earthquake
Affiliation: Universidad del Norte, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Barranquilla, Colombia
Pages: 1763-1793
Published: 201911
Text Language: English
Publisher: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Berkeley, CA, United States
References: 47
Accession Number: 2021-006716
Categories: SeismologyEngineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 plate, 5 tables, sketch maps
N19°15'00" - N19°30'00", W99°13'00" - W99°02'60"
Secondary Affiliation: Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Department of Civil Engineering, COL, ColombiaUniversity of California at Berkeley, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, USA, United StatesUniversidad de Medellin, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, COL, ColombiaEscuela de Ingenieria de Antioquia, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, COL, ColombiaUniversidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, Department of Materials, MEX, MexicoUniversidad de Los Andes, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, COL, Colombia
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2021, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 202105
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