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Performance-Based Optimal Design Under Seismic Risk

Beck, J. L. and Irfanoglu, A. and Chan, E. and Papadimitriou, C. (1998) Performance-Based Optimal Design Under Seismic Risk. In: Proceedings Eleventh European Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Balkema , Rotterdam. ISBN 90 5410 982 3.

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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. 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 available attenuation formulas and seismic hazard models.

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Irfanoglu, A.0000-0001-8334-6717
Papadimitriou, C.0000-0002-9792-0481
Additional Information:© 1998 Balkema, Rotterdam. This paper is based upon work partly supported by the National Science Foundation under grant CMS-9796135 and by the California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering under the CUREe-Kajima Research Program.
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California Universities for Research in Earthquake EducationCUREe-Kajima Research Program
Subject Keywords:performance-based multi-criteria optimal design, structural reliability, seismic risk
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