Normalized damage index for evaluation of buildings Conference Paper uri icon


  • A conceptual model for evaluation of structural damage is developed based on the fundamental idea of demand and capacity. The proposed formulation combines two recognized sources of damage: permanent deformation and strength deterioration. An implementation of the model to bilinear hysteresis is presented as an initial application. Evaluation studies of progressive damage are carried out on a 2-bay, 3-story R/C frame that was tested to failure.

author list (cited authors)

  • Reinhorn, A. M., Kunnath, S. K., Bracci, J., & Mander, J.

complete list of authors

  • Reinhorn, AM||Kunnath, SK||Bracci, J||Mander, J

publication date

  • December 1989