Effects of Earthquake Loads on Existing School Buildings In Sudan

M.A., Ismaeil and A.E., Hassaballa (2013) Effects of Earthquake Loads on Existing School Buildings In Sudan. International Journal of Computational Engineering Research, 3 (6). pp. 45-56. ISSN 2250-3005


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Schools built world-wide routinely collapse in earthquakes due to avoidable errors in design and construction. This is because existing technology is not applied and existing laws and regulations are not enforced. Unless action is taken immediately to address this problem, much greater loss of life will occur. It is estimated that of the approximately one billion children in compulsory education living in countries with high seismic risk, several hundred millions would be in danger if an earthquake were to strike while they are attending school. Recently the evaluation of seismic performance of existing school buildings has received a great attention. All school buildings in Sudan are not earthquake-resistant. The objective of this paper is to assess the seismic performance and retrofitting of existing school buildings in Sudan. Two typical case studies have been chosen. The evaluation has proved that the two-story school is not safe. A comparative study has been done to choose a suitable strengthening method. An effective method has been proposed by adding steel shear walls.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Civil Engineering
Divisions: College Of Engineering > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Mohammed Ismaeil
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 14:33
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 14:33
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/1077

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