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Smarter Structures: Real-time Loss Estimation for Instrumented Buildings

Porter, Keith and Mitrani-Reiser, Judith and Beck, James L. and Ching, Jianye (2006) Smarter Structures: Real-time Loss Estimation for Instrumented Buildings. In: 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 18-22 April 2006, San Francisco, CA.

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A technique is developed to estimate damage, loss, and post-earthquake operability for instrumented buildings shortly after the cessation of strong motion. The analysis modifies PEER’s second-generation performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE-2) technique to account for the additional information that strong-motion instruments provide. In the modification, Bayesian updating is used to update the prior probability distribution of the facility’s structural characteristics. The outcome of the analysis is the estimated likely locations of physical damage (important for concealed structural damage); the probability distribution of repair cost (valuable for quickly arranging for financing); and a rapid pre-inspection estimate of safety and operability.

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Additional Information:Copyright© (2006) by Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. The work was performed in collaboration with Jianye Ching, M. Miyamura, A. Kusaka, T. Kudo, K. Ikkatai, and Y. Hyodo. It was funded in part by the CUREE-Kajima Joint Research Program Phase V, and by the GW Housner Fund. This work was also supported in part by the Earthquake Engineering Research Centers Program of the National Science Foundation, under award number EEC-9701568 through the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.
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