Reliability-based evaluation of design procedure for steel self-centering moment frames

Gordana Herning, Maria E.M. Garlock, Erik Vanmarcke

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Abstract

Self-centering moment-resisting frames (SC-MRFs) have the potential to eliminate structural damage under a design basis earthquake and return to their original vertical position following a major earthquake. The objective of this study is to validate an existing design procedure for SC-MRFs. This study examines the response of a 3, 9, and 20 story SC-MRF subject to one thousand artificially generated design (DBE) and maximum considered (MCE) ground motions. The predicted maximum roof drift, story drift, and connection rotation are compared, in probabilistic terms, to the demand obtained in the nonlinear analyses. This data is used to recommend means to improve the existing design procedure and to generate fragility curves for the structure. The results will be used to develop a reliability-based seismic design procedure for these SC-MRF connection details.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium
Pages4076-4085
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Jul 25 2010Jul 29 2010

Publication series

Name9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium
Volume5

Other

Other9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period7/25/107/29/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering

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