The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 75 (1997) > Issues > Issue 10 > Vulnerability of Existing Steel Framed Buildings Following the 1994 Northridge (California, USA) Ear
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Vulnerability of Existing Steel Framed Buildings Following the 1994 Northridge (California, USA) Earthquake: Considerations for their Repair and Strengthening

It is approximately 3 years since the Northridge Earthquake, in the San Fernando Valley in the northwest of the Los Angeles basin, surprised the engineering community in California and elsewhere by demonstrating the vulnerability of steel framed buildings. It is the purpose of this paper to describe the very serious problems that have been encountered with many of the steel framed buildings in the Los Angeles area. P. Maranian

Author(s): Maranian, P

Keywords: steel;frames;earthquakes;northridge, calif.;usa;strengthening;repairing;columns;stress;welding;connections;bolted;joints;beams;multistorey buildings