Vol. 39, No. 2 (2016) (22)

Design of Rural Buildings Based on the Theory of Anti-Seismic Design

J. Q. Chen†, J. G. Zheng†*, & E. Gerbino‡

College of Crop Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, 350002, China
University of Molise, Engineering Division, Campobasso, Italy

Cite this paper
J. Q. Chen†, J. G. Zheng†*, & E. Gerbino‡, “Design of Rural Buildings Based on the Theory of Anti-Seismic Design”, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research and Developments, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 450-461, 2016. DOI: 10.7508/jmerd.2016.02.022

ABSTRACT: Current structural seismic fortification criteria can not fully meet the actual development level of rural areas. In order to study rural seismic fortification of rural buildings and hazard characteristic of earthquake in rural areas, this paper introduces the performance-based seismic design theory in research of the design of rural buildings. According to the actual structure type, urban and rural differences between in the aspects of social and economic development, income gap between different classes, as well as damage degree of earthquake on building, the structural type of rural buildings, vulnerability analysis and a series of studies on nonlinear seismic response of masonry structures, this paper provide references for decision making during the rural residential earthquake safety project. This paper focuses on the rural building types and analyzes the response of masonry structure on the nonlinear seismic .According regression analysis on the random sample of ground motion, it is concluded that several models are obtained and analyzed on their vulnerability. It is expected that provide beneficial exploration for the construction of new rural areas and reduce the losses and casualties caused by the earthquake as much as possible.


Keywords :  Rural buildings; Performance-based fortification criteria; Seismic vulnerability curves; Generation of ground motion sample.


[1] P. Russo, L. Riguccio, L. Carullo and G. Tomaselli, “Using the Analytic Hierarchical Process to Define Choices for Re-Using Rural Buildings: Application to an Abandoned Village in Sicily”, Natural Resources, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 323-332, April 2013.
[2] H. Rahnema and S. Mirasi, “Seismic and Geotechnical Study of Land Subsidence and Vulnerability of Rural Buildings”, International Journal of Geosciences, vol. 3, no. 4A, pp. 878-884, April 2012.
[3] C. Suo, Y. Yang and S. Deng, “Model Establishment of Whole Life Cycle for Energy Efficiency of Rural Residential Buildings in Northern China”, Energy and Power Engineering, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 196-202, April 2012.
[4] A. Hani and T. Koiv, “Energy Consumption Monitoring Analysis for Residential, Educational and Public Buildings”, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 231-238, March 2012.
[5] M. Salvetti, J. Czajkowski and A. Gomez, “Indicators of Energy Efficiency in Buildings Comparison with Standards in Force in Argentina”, Open Journal of Energy Efficiency, no. 2, pp. 163-170, February, 2013.
[6] A. Mikola, T. Koiv and H. Voll, “Ventilation of Apartment Buildings and Nursing Homes”, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, no. 5, pp. 107-119, May 2014.
[7] T. Ramesh, R. Prakash and K. Shukla, “Life Cycle Energy of Low Rise Residential Buildings in Indian Context”, Open Journal of Energy Efficiency, no. 3, pp. 108-118, March 2014.
[8] M. Ismaeil, M. Sobaih and A. Akl, “Seismic Capacity Assessment of Existing RC Buildings in The Sudan by Using Pushover Analysis”, Open Journal of Civil Engineering,no. 5, pp. 154-174, May 2015.