College of Engineering
Title of the Seminar: Seismic vulnerability assessment of existing RC multistory structures in Erbil city
The rapid development and frequent seismic activity in Erbil city have raised concerns about the safety of reference buildings. These buildings were constructed without proper understanding of seismicity and without adherence to seismic code regulations, making them susceptible to risk. To assess their seismic vulnerability, a comprehensive analysis was conducted on contemporary buildings such as commercial, hotel, and residential structures. Through inelastic pushover and over 800 incremental dynamic analyses, the selected reference buildings were evaluated, considering the presence of infilling masonry panels. The results indicated significant vulnerability of the reference buildings to expected seismic events. Consequently, urgent measures are required to retrofit and strengthen these structures in order to minimize potential seismic losses.
Place of the Seminar : Civil Engineering-Seminar Hall
Time: 12:30 PM