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RAPID VISUAL SCREENING FOR SEISMIC EVALUATION OF RC

HOSPITAL BUILDING

AN INDEPENDENT STUDY

Submitted in partial fulfillment of the

Requirements for the award of the degree

Of

MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY

In

Structural and Construction Engineering

By
PUJARI PADMA RAO
(Roll No. 15217010)

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING


Dr B R AMBEDKAR NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
JALANDHAR 144011
November 2016

DR BR AMBEDKAR NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY


JALANDHAR
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

CANDIDATES DECLARATION

I here certify that the work which is being presented in this independent study
entitled RAPID VISUAL SCREENING FOR SEISMIC EVALUATION
OF RC HOSPITAL BUILDING , in partial fulfillment of the requirements
for the award of the degree of Master of Technology (Structural & Construction
Engineering) submitted in the Department of Civil Engineering of the institute
is an authentic record of my own work carried out during a period JulyNovember 2016 under the supervision of Mr. Davinder Singh, Assistant
Professor and Dr Rizwan A. Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil
Engineering, Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar.

Date...

Signature of the candidate

This is to certify that the above statement made by candidate is correct to the
best of our knowledge.
(Mr Davinder Singh)

(Dr Rizwan.A. khan)

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I express my deep sense of gratitude to Mr. Davinder Singh, Assistant


Professor and Dr Rizwan Ahmad Khan, Assistant Professor ,Department of
Civil Engineering, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology,
Jalandhar, for their excellent guidance and whole hearted involvement during
my Independent Study without their invaluable suggestions, meticulous efforts,
versatility and untiring guidance, this report would not have been feasible. I am
also indebted to them for their encouragement and moral support and sparing
their valuable time in giving me concrete suggestions and increasing my
knowledge through fruitful discussions throughout the course of my study.
I owe thanks to library staff of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute
of Technology, Jalandhar for their full cooperation in providing the necessary
literature.
Most importantly, I would like to give God the glory for all of the efforts
I have put into this project, and deeply obliged to my parents, my brother
uplifting me when I am down, for pushing me when I want to stop, and for
teaching me how to tackle every situation of life either its up or down, for
showing me the right direction out of the blue, for their continuous
encouragement to keep me moving even at the oddest of times.

PUJARI PADMA RAO

ABSTRACT
Hospitals must be fully operational in the event of an emergency after an earthquake to
protect the lives of patients and health workers as well as to provide emergency care and
medical treatment to the subsequently increased number of patients who will be driven to
healthcare facilities.
Surveys performed in the aftermath of recent earthquakes have shown that the performance
of hospitals and their functionality after an earthquake are related not only to structural
damage but also to damage that occurs to nonstructural elements and medical equipment.
For a large-scale mapping of the seismic risk to hospitals, it is impossible to proceed with
advanced methodologies; simplified methodologies are thus required. These methodologies
must consider the performance of nonstructural elements and equipment.
In this work, a rapid visual screening method is proposed to determine a Safety Index for
hospital buildings. The newly developed procedure provides a risk index by evaluating the
main parameters that affect the vulnerability of buildings during a systematic sidewalk
survey. The procedure has been applied to two Italian hospitals located in different seismic
areas, and the results are compared with a similar index obtained from a push-over analysis.

CONTENTS
Page No.
Candidates declaration
Acknowledgement
Abstract
Contents
CHAPTERS
1. INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................1
1.1.Rapid visual screening ...................................................1
1.2 International practices in RVS .. ...2
1.2.1 RVS methodologies in the US...2
1.2.2 FEMA154

....2

1.2.3 FEMA154-1988(first edition).,.2


1.2.4 FEMA 154-2002(second edition)......3
1.2.5 RVS in Greece ..........3
1.2.6RVS in Canada ......3
1.2.7 RVS IN JAPAN...4
1.2.8 RVS IN New Zealand ......4
1.2.9 RVS in In 4
2. Literature Review...............................................................................................................5
2.1 Introduction ............................................................................... ........................................5

3 EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMME.................................................................................8
3.1 General...............................................................................................................................8

4 CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................10
5 REFERENCES ...........................................................................................................12