Seismic Vulnerability Analysis of Brick Masonry Buildings

CSIR-SERC–BMTPC Grant-in-Aid Project

  • Main Objective: Identify/formulate a systematic methodology for estimating the seismic vulnerability of brick masonry buildings

    Salient deliverables:

    • Identification of ‘storey drift’ as a good quantitative measure for classifying the damage- state/grade of the brick masonry buildings
    • A procedure for development of capacity curve for brick masonry buildings
    • A methodology for carrying out seismic vulnerability analysis of brick masonry buildings
    • A simple first order procedure for estimating expected regional seismic loss
    • Identification of different techniques generally being adopted for retrofitting unreinforced brick masonry buildings

(reference period: 20 years)

Regional seismic risk analysis of brick masonry buildings

Regional seismic risk analysis of brick masonry buildings

District-wise expected seismic loss (in %) for B- type buildings in Uttarakhand

District-wise expected seismic loss (in %) for B- type buildings in Uttarakhand