This work aims at investigating the seismic response of existing reinforced concrete core-wall buildings with corroded bars erected in the marine environments, with the main focus on the dependency of seismic fragility curves on aging and degradation effects caused by environmental actions. The structural capacity is predicted by nonlinear finite-element analyses, where the effect of chloride corrosion is implemented within the framework of PARC_CL_2.1 crack model. The proposed methodology is applied to a pre-code six-story reinforced concrete (RC) building with moment-resisting (MR) frames and an internal core assumed as a testbed. For a given exposure class, pushover analyses are performed for different ages of the building. Time-dependent fragility curves are then obtained through a procedure based on incremental static analysis. Different corrosion scenarios are assessed by considering deterioration effects applied either on the sole RC walls or on both walls and columns. The obtained results highlight that time-dependent fragility curves are strongly affected by corrosion, therefore the date of construction should be considered in seismic risk mapping, not only for evaluating the effect of obsolete standard codes used in the design but also in terms of damage induced by aging and deterioration.
Time-dependent seismic fragility curves for existing RC core-wall buildings exposed to corrosion / Michelini, E.; Belletti, B.; Franceschini, L.; Martinelli, E.. - In: STRUCTURAL CONCRETE. - ISSN 1464-4177. - 24:1(2023), pp. 170-188. [10.1002/suco.202200373]