JDR Vol.13 No.1 pp. 31-39
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2018.p0031


Development of Fragility Functions of RC Buildings in Yangon City Using Push over Analysis

Chaitanya Krishna Gadagamma*,†, Aung Ko Min**, Hideomi Gokon*, Kimiro Meguro*, and Khin Than Yu***

*Insititute of Industrial Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan

Corresponding author

**Former Graduate Student, The University of Tokyo, Japan

***Yangon Technological University, Myanmar

October 23, 2017
January 22, 2018
February 20, 2018
seismic vulnerability, capacity spectrum method, RC buildings

The recent apprehensions about active seismicity in Myanmar is a reminder of the significant hazards caused by earthquakes. Since some cities are subjected to high seismic risk, its assessment can be invaluable for disaster mitigation. This study focused on the development of fragility/damage probability functions for reinforced concrete (RC) buildings in Yangon city because seismic vulnerability assessment is being an essential component of risk evaluation. Nonlinear static pushover analysis is carried out on a group of 54 RC buildings (39 low-rises and 15 high-rises) by varying the material strengths, as well as and analysis based on capacity curves over the demand spectrum with fixed performance points representing the damage probability as a function of both spectral displacement and ground accelerations.

Cite this article as:
C. Gadagamma, A. Min, H. Gokon, K. Meguro, and K. Yu, “Development of Fragility Functions of RC Buildings in Yangon City Using Push over Analysis,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.13, No.1, pp. 31-39, 2018.
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