Recent earthquakes have shown that some buildings designed primarily for life safety according to the seismic provisions of current building codes could be subjected to severe damage to structural and non structural elements and building contents. In order to overcome this drawback, the scientific community is developing more accurate methodologies to assess seismic performances of structures. In this framework, the present paper aims at the evaluation of Mean Annual Frequency (MAF) of exceeding a limit state (limit value of interstory drift ranging from 0.002 to 0.05) following the probabilistic approach introduced by PEER (Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center) adopting the application procedure suggested by Jalayer and Cornell. Reference is made to a single two-story steel-concrete composite frame, designed according to Eurocode 8 and tested in real scale at the ELSA Laboratory of Ispra. The reason for investigating this frame is related to the availability of results both of pseudo-dynamic tests performed on 3D steel-concrete composite frame and of monotonic and cyclic tests performed on internal and external beam-to-column joint subassemblages belonging to the building. As a consequence, it has been possible to assess the seismic reliability of a 3D steel-concrete composite building, designed according to Eurocode 8, taking into account both randomness and uncertainty.

Seismic Assessment of Existing R.C. Frames: Probabilistic Approach

RIZZANO, Gianvittorio;
2009

Abstract

Recent earthquakes have shown that some buildings designed primarily for life safety according to the seismic provisions of current building codes could be subjected to severe damage to structural and non structural elements and building contents. In order to overcome this drawback, the scientific community is developing more accurate methodologies to assess seismic performances of structures. In this framework, the present paper aims at the evaluation of Mean Annual Frequency (MAF) of exceeding a limit state (limit value of interstory drift ranging from 0.002 to 0.05) following the probabilistic approach introduced by PEER (Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center) adopting the application procedure suggested by Jalayer and Cornell. Reference is made to a single two-story steel-concrete composite frame, designed according to Eurocode 8 and tested in real scale at the ELSA Laboratory of Ispra. The reason for investigating this frame is related to the availability of results both of pseudo-dynamic tests performed on 3D steel-concrete composite frame and of monotonic and cyclic tests performed on internal and external beam-to-column joint subassemblages belonging to the building. As a consequence, it has been possible to assess the seismic reliability of a 3D steel-concrete composite building, designed according to Eurocode 8, taking into account both randomness and uncertainty.
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