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A Methodology for Reliability-based Multi-criteria Optimal Structural Design

Beck, James L. and Chan, Eduardo and Irfanoglu, Ayhan and Papadimitriou, Costas and Masri, Sami F. and Smith, H. Allison and Tsugawa, Tsunehisa (1997) A Methodology for Reliability-based Multi-criteria Optimal Structural Design. In: Structural safety and reliability : proceedings of ICOSSAR '97, the 7th International conference on structural safety and reliability, Kyoto, 24-28 November 1997. Balkema , Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 1113-1120. ISBN 9054109785.

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A general framework for optimal design based on multiple, possibly conflicting, design criteria is presented which is well-suited 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 modeling and seismic loads that a structure may experience during its lifetime. 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 available attenuation formulas and seismic hazard models.

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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 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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