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A Methodology for Performance-Based Optimal Structural Design

Beck, James L. and Irfanoglu, Ayhan and Papadimitriou, Costas and Chan, Eduardo (1998) A Methodology for Performance-Based Optimal Structural Design. In: Proceedings 12th Engineering Mechanics Conference. ASCE , Reston, VA, pp. 334-337.

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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 under uncertain risk. Reliability-based design criteria are used to maintain specified levels of structural safety by properly taking into account the uncertainties in the future seismic loads. The ground motion uncertainty is characterized by a probabilistic response spectrum developed from available attenuation formulas and seismic hazard models. A simple illustrative example is given.

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Irfanoglu, Ayhan0000-0001-8334-6717
Papadimitriou, Costas0000-0002-9792-0481
Additional Information:©ASCE, Reston, VA, 1998. This paper is based upon work partly supported by NSF under grant CMS-9796135 and by CUREe under the CUREe-Kajima Research Program.
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