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A Performance-Based Optimal Design Methodology Incorporating Multiple Criteria

Beck, James L. and Irfanoglu, Ayhan and Papadimitriou, Costas and Au, Siu Kui (2000) A Performance-Based Optimal Design Methodology Incorporating Multiple Criteria. In: 12th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering , Upper Hutt, N.Z, Article No 344. ISBN 0958215405.

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A general framework is presented for optimal design based on multiple design criteria which is suitable for performance-based design of structural systems operating in an uncertain dynamic environment. Reliability-based design criteria are used to maintain user-specified levels of structural safety by properly taking into account the uncertainties in the seismic loads that a structure may experience during its lifetime, as well as modeling uncertainties. Code-based requirements are easily incorporated into the optimal design. The methodology is demonstrated with a simple example involving the design of a three-story steel-frame building for which the ground motion uncertainty is characterized by a probabilistic response spectrum developed from a standard seismic hazard analysis.

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Irfanoglu, Ayhan0000-0001-8334-6717
Papadimitriou, Costas0000-0002-9792-0481
Additional Information:This paper is based upon work partly supported by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center under National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreement No. CMS-9701568. This support is gratefully acknowledged.
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