Methodology and applications for integrating earthquake aftershock risk into performance-based seismic design
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Aftershocks have the potential to cause severe damage to buildings and contribute to threaten life safety following a major earthquake. However, their effect on seismic hazard is not explicitly accounted for in modern building design codes, nor in emerging methodologies such as performance-based seismic design. In this dissertation a methodology was developed to systematically integrate aftershock seismic hazard into performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE). This is achieved through a combination of analytical studies with structural degradation models derived from existing publicly ...