Impact on the Dynamic Characteristics of Reinforced Concrete Buildings in Algiers Following Two Seismic Events

  • Yamina Ait-Meziane
  • Rania SouiciEmail author
  • Nabila Guessoum
  • Djilali Bouziane
  • Khadidja Abbes
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Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


Most of the housing stock of the old cities in the north of Algeria is on masonry and reinforced concrete. These agglomerations are located in the coastal strip, which are precisely exposed to a high seismic hazard. As a reminder, the north of Algeria has been shaken by several major and moderate seismic events. In the case of Algiers, for the greatest part of the area the buildings were constructed during the 1871–1936 period, so bearing the traces of several earthquakes since no major reinforcement campaign was undertaken. This paper reported the analysis results of the impact of a seismic event by considering the fundamental period of the reinforced concrete buildings identified before and after the earthquake. A comparison between the obtained results with the site conditions were operated using a non-destructive technique, that of background noise.


Building Soil Frequency Earthquake Impact 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yamina Ait-Meziane
    • 1
  • Rania Souici
    • 2
    Email author
  • Nabila Guessoum
    • 1
  • Djilali Bouziane
    • 1
  • Khadidja Abbes
    • 1
  1. 1.National Earthquake Engineering Research Center, CGSAlgiersAlgeria
  2. 2.FGC, LBEUniversity of Science & Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB)AlgiersAlgeria

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