Evaluation of the seismic performance of a code-conforming reinforced-concrete frame building - Part I: Ground motion selection and structural collapse simulation

Christine Goulet, Curt B. Haselton, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Jonathan P. Stewart, Ertugrul Taciroglu, Gregory G. Deierlein

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Abstract

Emerging performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE) methods provide a rigorous framework to evaluate the performance of structures, taking into account the significant uncertainties inherent to seismic assessment. This paper and the following companion paper present selected results from a recent study conducted through the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center to apply such methods to benchmark the performance of reinforced concrete moment frame buildings designed per current (2003) United States building code provisions. This paper focuses on ground motion selection and structural collapse prediction. We present how Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis results are utilized to characterize the site hazard, specify target spectral acceleration values, and provide pertinent information for ground motion record selection. This paper illustrates that selection based solely on earthquake magnitude and distance may not be sufficient and can lead to conservative predictions of structural performance (e.g., collapse risk). To provide a robust estimate of collapse capacity, the suite of selected ground motions is used in concert with structural analyses that are based on calibrated element models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006
Pages4589-4598
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 18 2006Apr 22 2006

Publication series

Name8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006
Volume8

Conference

Conference8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period4/18/064/22/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Goulet, C., Haselton, C. B., Mitrani-Reiser, J., Stewart, J. P., Taciroglu, E., & Deierlein, G. G. (2006). Evaluation of the seismic performance of a code-conforming reinforced-concrete frame building - Part I: Ground motion selection and structural collapse simulation. In 8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006 (pp. 4589-4598). (8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006; Vol. 8).