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Structural Identification of a Five-Story Reinforced Concrete Office Building in Nepal

  • Mehdi M. Akhlaghi
  • Supratik Bose
  • Babak Moaveni
  • Andreas Stavridis
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)

Abstract

This study is focused on system identification, finite element (FE) modeling, and FE model updating of the five-story masonry-infilled reinforced concrete building of the National Society of Earthquake Technology (NSET), located in Kathmandu, Nepal. The structure, shown in Fig. 31.1, was subjected to a series of ground motions during the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake and its aftershocks.

Keywords

System identification Structural health monitoring Model updating Nonlinear finite element modeling Gorkha earthquake 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Partial support of this study by the National Science Foundation Grant 1254338 is gratefully acknowledged. The opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsors and organizations involved in this project.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehdi M. Akhlaghi
    • 1
  • Supratik Bose
    • 2
  • Babak Moaveni
    • 1
  • Andreas Stavridis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringTufts UniversityMedfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental EngineeringUniversity at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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