@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10539,
	  title     = {Assessment of Vulnerability Curves Using Vulnerability Index Method for Reinforced Concrete Structures},
	  author    = {F. I. Belheouane and  M. Bensaibi},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {The seismic feedback experiences in Algeria have
shown higher percentage of damages for non-code conforming
reinforced concrete (RC) buildings. Furthermore, the vulnerability of
these buildings was further aggravated due to presence of many
factors (e.g. weak the seismic capacity of these buildings, shorts
columns, Pounding effect, etc.).
Consequently Seismic risk assessments were carried out on
populations of buildings to identify the buildings most likely to
undergo losses during an earthquake. The results of such studies are
important in the mitigation of losses under future seismic events as
they allow strengthening intervention and disaster management plans
to be drawn up.
Within this paper, the state of the existing structures is assessed using
"the vulnerability index" method. This method allows the
classification of RC constructions taking into account both, structural
and non structural parameters, considered to be ones of the main
parameters governing the vulnerability of the structure. Based on
seismic feedback from past earthquakes DPM (damage probability
matrices) were developed too.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Structural and Construction Engineering},
	  volume    = {7},
	  number    = {6},
	  year      = {2013},
	  pages     = {485 - 488},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10539},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/78},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 78, 2013},