Post-earthquake analysis, retrofit, and future performance of the centinela building

Telmo Andres Sanchez, Patricio Paredes, Santiago Camino, Juan Francisco Guzman, Raul Paredes

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In April 2016, a Mw 7.8 earthquake struck the coast of Ecuador, causing major destruction in the cities located near the epicenter. Most of the residential buildings did not collapse but they experienced substantial damage of the non-structural components and some structural elements. The design for life safety and collapse prevention criteria were satisfied; however, the damage level prohibited their subsequent occupancy. As a result, all social activities of the affected cities cannot normalize until this infrastructure is reconstructed. In this paper, the Centinela building, a structure affected by the earthquake, is investigated to determine the damage level and retrofit alternatives. In addition, a risk assessment is conducted to predict the response of the building during future events, considering both the structural and non-structural components. In the future, these types of assessments may serve as a decision-making tool for government agencies and owners.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaIABSE Conference, Vancouver 2017
Subtítulo de la publicación alojadaEngineering the Future - Report
EditorialInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
Número de páginas8
ISBN (versión digital)9783857481536
EstadoPublicada - 2017
Publicado de forma externa
Evento39th IABSE Symposium in Vancouver 2017: Engineering the Future - Vancouver, Canadá
Duración: 21 sep. 201723 sep. 2017

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NombreIABSE Conference, Vancouver 2017: Engineering the Future - Report


Conferencia39th IABSE Symposium in Vancouver 2017: Engineering the Future


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