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Fragility Based Seismic Performance Assessment of Buried Structures

Zhang, Wenyang and Ghotbi, Abdoul R. and Seylabi, Elnaz E. and Tehrani, Payman K. and Karakoc, Alp and Gash, Richard and Taciroglu, Ertugrul (2018) Fragility Based Seismic Performance Assessment of Buried Structures. In: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics V: Numerical Modeling and Soil Structure Interaction. Geotechnical Special Publication. No.292. American Society of Civil Engineers , Reston, VA, pp. 184-192. ISBN 9780784481479.

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Fragility-based seismic performance assessment and design procedures are being refined and adopted for many civil structures. With recent advances in computational capabilities as well as broad improvements in ground motion characterization and inelastic modeling of structural and geotechnical systems, large-scale direct models for underground structures—e.g., tunnels, water reservoirs, etc.—can now be devised with relative ease and deployed in engineering practice. In this study, we present a fragility-based seismic performance assessment of a large buried water reservoir. We use existing documents/codes to define the performance criteria and develop fragility functions through a probabilistic seismic demand analysis (PSDA) procedure. The analyses incorporate inelastic/nonlinear behavior of soils and structural components, and account for uncertainties in the expected ground motions. The seismic performance assessment methodology presented herein can be applied to other large underground reservoirs.

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Additional Information:© 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers. Published online: June 07, 2018.
Series Name:Geotechnical Special Publication
Issue or Number:292
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