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Evaluation of the Iranian guideline for seismic rehabilitation of existing buildings

Ali Reza Keyvani Boroujeni and Majid Sadeghazar

University of Tehran, Iran

Abstract: The Iranian Guideline for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings (GSREB), which is currently used for vulnerability assessment of existing buildings in Iran, is evaluated in this paper. The vulnerability of sample buildings of a variety stories with special steel moment resisting frames, designed according to the Standard No.2800 requirements, is assessed by GSREB. In the vulnerability assessment, different analysis methods were used and the results, in terms of usage ratio, defined as the ratio of the strength/deformation demand to the corresponding capacity, are compared. Numerical results show that some columns of these buildings do not satisfy the life safety performance criteria in the design hazard level. Moreover, the target displacement estimated by the Displacement Coefficient Method (DCM) is larger than the maximum displacement calculated by nonlinear dynamic analysis.

Keywords: FEMA 356; vulnerability assessment; Standard No.2800; performance-based procedures; GSREB; displacement coefficient method

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