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Title
Method for Earthquake Motion-Damage Relationships with Application to Reinforced Concrete Frames.
File
PB98108988.pdf
Author(s)
Singhal, A.; Kiremidjian, A. S.
Source
National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, Buffalo, NY.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA., September 10, 1997, 256 p.
Abstract
The research presented in this report provides a general method for developing relationships between earthquake ground motion and damage. The motion-damage relationships were presented as fragility curves and damage probability matrices. The major components of the methodology consist of: (1) characterization of the potential ground motions, (2) characterization of the nonlinear response of the structure when subjected to extreme dynamic loads, (3) application of the methodology to reinforced concrete frames, (4) sensitivity studies for different structural attributes, and (5) development of a Bayesian technique to update the motion-damage relationships.
Keywords
; Dynamic response; Ground motion; Earthquake damage; Damage assessment; Earthquake engineering; Structural components; Fragility; Monte Carlo method; Autoregressive processes; Sensitivity analysis; Frames; Bayes theorem; Reinforced concrete; Soil-structure interactions; Structural failure; Seismic effects; Gaussian processes; Probability; Concrete structures; Mathematical models