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  • Inventi:ecstr/21232/16
    Jeng-Hsiang Lin

    Recent developments in earthquake engineering indicate that probabilistic seismic risk analysis (PSRA) is becoming increasingly useful for the evaluation of structural performance in accordance with building codes. In recent years, the field of seismic resistance design has been undergoing a critical shift in focus from strength to performance. However, current earthquake resistant design procedures do not relate building performance to probability. A lack of sufficient empirical data has highlighted gaps in this research. This study integrated results from the analysis of structural fragility and seismic hazard in Taiwan to perform PSRA to examine the effectiveness of building code in mitigating the risks associated with earthquakes. Factors taken into account included the effect of construction materials, building height, and building age. The results of this study show that the probability of exceeding damage associated with the CP level in buildings of light steel, pre-cast concrete, and masonry, exceeds 2%. These buildings fail to meet the performance objectives outlined in FEMA-273.

    How to Cite this Article
    CC Compliant Citation: Lin, J.-H. (2016) Probability-Based Seismic Performance Evaluation for Buildings. World Journal of Engineering and Technology, 4, 8-14, DOI: 10.4236/wjet.2016.43C002, https://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/.
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