Accession Number : ADA130924

Title :   Preliminary Analysis of the Seismic Vulnerability of Selected Buildings at Fort Ord, California, Using the Rapid Seismic Analysis Procedure.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Lew,T K

PDF Url : ADA130924

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : A preliminary evaluation of the seismic vulnerability of a selected group of 17 essential and high-potential-loss buildings at Fort Ord, CA, was conducted using the Navy's Rapid Seismic Analysis (RSA) procedure. This procedure estimates the potential earthquake ground-shaking effects on buildings, including estimated damage and the cost of these damages. In addition a list of recommended modifications to enhance the accuracy and capabilities of the RSA procedure was also developed. Where appropriate, these modifications were incorporated into the analysis of the selected group of buildings. Based on the results of the preliminary evaluation, about one third of the buildings in the initial group would have estimated damage greater than 60 percent of their estimated replacement cost under the maximum site ground acceleration o 0.40 g. This indicates that the buildings analyzed have a high probability of being severely damaged or of collapsing under the maximum site ground acceleration. It was recommended that these buildings be analyzed in detail to determine the degree of strengthening and cost required to reduce the seismic hazards to these buildings and their occupants. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Buildings, *Earthquake engineering, *Ground motion, Acceleration, Military facilities, California, Vulnerability, Damage assessment, Seismic waves, Cost estimates, Structural properties, Earthquakes, Computerized simulation

Subject Categories : Seismology
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE