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Correlation Between Recorded Building Data and Non-Structural Damage During the Loma Prieta Earthquake

by S. Rihal

Rihal, S. (1991). Correlation Between Recorded Building Data and Non-Structural Damage During the Loma Prieta Earthquake. SMIP91 Seminar on Seismological and Engineering Implications of Recent Strong-Motion Data, p. 14-1 - 14-12.

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Abstract

A study of non-structural damage observed in the instrumented Santa Clara County Government Center building, during the Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989, has been carried out, to correlate the recorded CSMIP response data with observed non-structural component damage. A methodology is presented to assess the performance and behavior of non- structural building components during earthquakes.