Performance based seismic reliability evaluation of RC frames

Y Lu, X M Gu

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Abstract

This paper presents a general procedure for evaluating the seismic performance reliability of RC beam-column frames whose performance may be represented by critical storey(s). In the first part, the quantification of the performance limits in terms of the limit curvature and lateral drift for three distinctive performance levels is introduced in probabilistic terms. The probabilistic drift demand is then determined from the displacement response spectra generated out of a large set of earthquake ground motions. Subsequently, the performance reliability of different design details is evaluated by constructing the seismic fragility curves. The effects of stiffness, strength and available ductility on the performance reliability are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS OF THE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING FOR YOUNG EXPERTS, VOLS 1 AND 2
EditorsD Niu, JP Ru
Place of PublicationBEIJING
PublisherSCIENCE PRESS BEIJING
Pages530-536
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)7-03-013765-5
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event8th International Symposium on Structural Engineering for Young Experts - Xian
Duration: 20 Aug 200423 Aug 2004

Conference

Conference8th International Symposium on Structural Engineering for Young Experts
CityXian
Period20/08/0423/08/04

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