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Reliability-Based Optimal Design Decisions in the Presence of Seismic Risk

Beck, J. L. and Papadimitriou, C. and Chan, E. and Irfanoglu, A. (1996) Reliability-Based Optimal Design Decisions in the Presence of Seismic Risk. In: Proceedings 11th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Pergamon , Oxford, England, Paper No. 1058. ISBN 0080428223.

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A systematic methodology is developed with the objective of incorporating seismic risk in an optimal design decision process for a structure. A general framework for multi-criteria optimal design is presented, extended to include the uncertainties in the seismic loads that a structure may experience during its lifetime, and demonstrated with a simple example.

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Papadimitriou, C.0000-0002-9792-0481
Irfanoglu, A.0000-0001-8334-6717
Additional Information:This paper is based upon work partly supported by the National Science Foundation under grant BCS-9309149 and by the California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering under the CUREe-Kajima Research Program, which is supporting a joint project on optimal design with team members S.F. Mas:ci of the University of Southern California, J .L. Beck of the California Institute of Technology, H.A. Smith of Stanford University and T. Tsugawa of Kajima Corporation of Japan. J.L. Beck is currently on sabbatical leave at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the kind hospitality of J .C. Chen, Director of Research Center, is greatly appreciated.
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Subject Keywords:Optimal design; reliability; seismic risk; seismic hazard; multi-criteria optimization; response spectrum
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