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Title: Consequence of earthquake damage on non-structural elements - An overview
Authors: Mukherjee, Mahua
Published in: Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Civil Engineering Division
Abstract: Earthquake damages to non -structural elements pose direct and indirect threat to safety of people as well as loss of critical function and economy. As India has no earthquake-free zone and modern buildings' expenditure on non-structural elements is more than building's construction cost, safe design and installation of these elements is an accepted issue now. Non-structural elements can be classified as per their characteristic use or their beha viour during shaking. Inertia force, inter-storey drift and pounding with adjacent building are reasons for damage to non-structural elements. Initiatives have been taken to device methods for safe securing of these elements in any building, thus limiting potential economic and other losses. These upgradation methods range from very simple measures out of commonsense to engineering detailing with calculations. The provision made in code for non-structural elements is required to be modified.
Citation: Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Civil Engineering Division(2006), 87(NOV.): 15-20
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/86
Issue Date: 2006
Keywords: Damages
Earthquake
Loss of critical function
Non-structural elements
Retrofitting
ISSN: 3731995
Author Scopus IDs: 51562291900
Author Affiliations: Mukherjee, M., Architecture and Planning Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India
Corresponding Author: Mukherjee, M.; Architecture and Planning Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [AR]

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