Structural Identification of a Five-Story Reinforced Concrete Office Building in Nepal
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.
KeywordsSystem identification Structural health monitoring Model updating Nonlinear finite element modeling Gorkha earthquake
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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