Seismic vulnerability evaluation of existing R.C. buildings

  title={Seismic vulnerability evaluation of existing R.C. buildings},
  author={Sameh A. El-Betar},
Abstract Earthquakes are natural phenomena that occur at several places of the world. Severe earthquakes, when near inhabited districts, have caused extensive loss of life and property. Although some progress in the area of seismic prediction has been made, earthquakes cannot be accurately predicted in time, magnitude or location. Therefore, the main way of decreasing losses is to construct seismic resisting structures. Recent earthquakes illustrate that the older buildings, which are not… CONTINUE READING