Author(s): B. Hobbs & S.J. Wright
bility assessment of large structures
subjected to damage from dynamic loading
Hobbs" & S.J.
^Department of Civil and Structural Engineering,
University of Sheffield, UK
^Computational Dynamics Laboratory, Denver
Research Institute, USA
This paper describes the development of a new approach to vulnerability assessment
based upon the use of engineering analysis.
The effects of the transient dynamic
loading from the event in causing local damage to structural elements are considered
and the residual resistance of the damaged structure is assessed.
The use of dynamic
finite element analyses to predict local damage from these events is discussed in the
companion paper by Wright and Hobbs.
Structural analysis using the residual
strength parameters is then used to predict the extent of any resulting structural
An Index of Vulnerability is developed to categorise structures in relation
to their vulnerability to different causes of local damage.
The use of t...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SU940491
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