Seismic Progressive Collapse: Qualitative Point of View

Authors

  • H. Wibowo Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6
  • D. T. Lau Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.9744/ced.11.1.pp.%208-14

Keywords:

progressive collapse, seismic analysis, earthquake loading.

Abstract

Progressive collapse is a catastrophic structural phenomenon that can occur because of human-made and natural hazards. In progressive collapse mechanism, a single local failure may cause a significant deformation which then may lead to collapse of a structure. The current practices in progressive collapse analysis and design method generally focus on preventing progressive collapse due to abnormal gravity and blast loads. Progressive collapse behaviour of structures due to earthquake loads has not received as much attention. This paper presents a brief overview of the current state-of-knowledge, insights, and issues related to progressive collapse behaviour of structures caused by earthquake loading.

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Published

2009-03-14

How to Cite

Wibowo, H., & Lau, D. T. (2009). Seismic Progressive Collapse: Qualitative Point of View. Civil Engineering Dimension, 11(1), pp. 8-14. https://doi.org/10.9744/ced.11.1.pp. 8-14

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