Critical review of fully probabilistic design for seismic loadings

Jungwon Huh, Ali Mehrabian, Achintya Haldar, Alfredo Reyes Salazar

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Abstract

The necessity of fully probabilistic design for short duration dynamic loadings including seismic loading is critically reviewed. Implementation of fully probabilistic design for static loadings has had limited success, particularly in cases where the limit state functions are available in explicit form. However, in most cases of practical significance, the limit state functions are not available even for static loadings. For nonlinear static loadings and linear or nonlinear dynamic or seismic loadings, the limit state function is implicit, and can only be expressed in algorithmic form, e.g. using the finite element algorithm. The issues and challenges of fully probabilistic design for implicit limit state functions emphasizing seismic loading are discussed. A method is proposed and the procedure is explained with the help of an example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructures Congress - Proceedings
PublisherASCE
Pages480-483
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Strutures Congress 'Structural Engineering in the 21st Century - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Apr 18 1999Apr 21 1999

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 Strutures Congress 'Structural Engineering in the 21st Century
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period4/18/994/21/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

Cite this

Huh, J., Mehrabian, A., Haldar, A., & Salazar, A. R. (1999). Critical review of fully probabilistic design for seismic loadings. In Structures Congress - Proceedings (pp. 480-483). ASCE.