The aim of the study consists in evaluating the life-cycle costs of a r.c. 3D system isolated by singleconcave FPS bearings with different isolated periods in order to evaluate the potential benefits provided by increasing values of the isolation degree. In particular, assuming the elastic response pseudoacceleration related to each isolated period and the coefficient of friction as random variables relevant to the problem characterized by appropriate probability density functions, the Latin Hypercube Sampling method has been adopted as random sampling technique in order to define the input data and perform 3D non-linear dynamic analyses. Thus, bivariate structural performance curves for each story of the superstructure and for the substructure as well as seismic reliability-based design (SRBD) abacuses for the isolation level have been defined for the different values of the isolation degree. Finally, the life-cycle cost analysis of the isolated system with different curvature radius of the FP bearings has been accomplished taking into account both the initial costs and the expected loss costs, due to future earthquakes, of the overall system during its design life (50 years) in order to evaluate the influence of the isolation degree on both the seismic performance and the total costs.
|Titolo:||Life-cycle cost and seismic reliability analysis of 3D systems equipped with FPS for different isolation degrees|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1.1 Articolo su rivista con DOI|