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Assessment of damage on Reinforced Concrete Frame Structures under Seismic Aftershock in Kuwait

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DOI: 10.23977/jceup.2019.11001 | Downloads: 39 | Views: 2883


Bader A. Abdullah 1, Khaled Sh Alajmi 1


1 Construction Training Institute -The Public Authority for Applied Education & Training (PAAET)

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Bader A. Abdullah


With the accelerated process of urbanization of Kuwait, urban high-rise buildings are getting more and higher and closer between each other. The risk due to the collapse of buildings under earthquake is more and more great. Due to the unpredictability of earthquake, as well as the discreteness of seismic waves, the preferred method used by engineers in the structural design is to enhance the ability for reducing earthquake damage. This paper used data from the Kuwait National Seismic Network (KNSN) to estimate the seismic response of an RCC structure in Kuwait In the codes for seismic design of different countries, both the safety and the economy of the structure are taken into account. In addition to the elastic analysis under "small earthquake", the elastic-plastic analysis under "strong earthquake" is necessary. When the response of the structure under strong earthquake is beyond the scope of the elasticity, the structure behavior will be changed from elastic status to elastic-plastic status. FEA analysis has proved it importance in doing such non-linear implicit material analysis. This paper studied the behavior of a three storey building subjected to Dynamic loads in Elastic-Plastic Region of the material using data available on Kuwait National Seismic Network (KNSN) websites.


Kuwait National Seismic Network (KNSN), Non-linear material, Elasto-Plastic behavior, Dynamic implicit, FEA and Earthquake


Bader A. Abdullah, Khaled Sh Alajmi, Assessment of damage on Reinforced Concrete Frame Structures under Seismic Aftershock in Kuwait, Journal of Civil Engineering and Urban Planning (2019) Vol. 1: 1-10. DOI:


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