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Cumulative damage of structures subjected to response spectrum consistent random processes

Jeong, Garrett Duane (1985) Cumulative damage of structures subjected to response spectrum consistent random processes. EERL Report, 85-03. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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A theoretical analysis of the effect of duration on the damage of structures subjected to earthquakes is presented. Earthquake excitation is modeled as a nonstationary random process. Estimates of the firstpassage probability of a simple oscillator are employed to choose modulated Gaussian random processes consistent with a prescribed response spectrum. The response spectrum is assumed to be specified independent of the duration. Expressions for the mean damage of a structure are derived using an approach similar to the Miner-Palmgren rule for failure caused by cyclic loads. The expected damage expressions are then evaluated for a structure subjected to modulated Gaussian random processes of varying duration. Two types of structures are examined: a steel structure and a reinforced concrete structure. Results are presented for systems with constant linear stiffness and a particular form of softening behavior. The nonlinearity of the softening system is accounted for by statistical linearization. The level of expected damage is found to be a strong function of both the duration of the excitation and the ductility of the response.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
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Additional Information:PhD, 1985: PB-86-100807
Group:Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory
Series Name:EERL Report
Issue or Number:85-03
Record Number:CaltechEERL:1985.EERL-85-03
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Deposited On:12 Oct 2001
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