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Assessing the consequences of building failures

Janssens, V, O apos Dwyer, DW and Chryssanthopoulos, MK (2012) Assessing the consequences of building failures Structural Engineering International: Journal of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), 22 (1). pp. 99-104.

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The consequences of structural failures, as a result of a hazard, can take several forms: from material/structural damage and human injuries/fatalities to functional downtime and environmental impact. Within a risk-based robustness framework, consequence modelling is an important step in estimating risk, both in determining the robustness of a building and in assessing the benefit of possible robustness-improving measures. This paper highlights the principles to be adopted in estimating consequences arising from potential building failures. The multi-dimensional and variable aspects of the "cost of failure" are discussed, and the various types of consequences arising from building failure are examined. In this respect, a categorisation of failure consequences is presented, together with associated models for quantifying their magnitude.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Janssens, V
O apos Dwyer, DW
Date : 1 February 2012
DOI : 10.2749/101686612X13216060213473
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:23
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:09

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