Approximate Method for Performance-Based Seismic Assessment of Steel Moment-Resisting Frames

bstract A wide range of approximate methods has been historically proposed for performance-based assessment of frame buildings in the aftermath of an earthquake. Most of these methods typically require a detailed analytical model representation of the respective building in order to assess its seismic vulnerability and post-earthquake functionality. This paper proposes an approximate method for estimating story-based engineering demand parameters (EDPs) such as peak story drift ratios, peak floor absolute accelerations, and residual story drift ratios in steel frame buildings with steel moment-resisting frames (MRFs). The proposed method is based on concepts from structural health monitoring, which does not require the use of detailed analytical models for structural and non-structural damage diagnosis. The proposed method is able to compute story-based EDPs in steel frame buildings with MRFs with reasonable accuracy. Such EDPs can facilitate damage assessment/control as well as building-specific seismic loss assessment. The proposed method is utilized to assess the extent of structural damage in an instrumented steel frame building that experienced the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

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Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16WCEE), 928
Presented at:
16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16WCEE), Santiago, Chile, January 9-13, 2017
Santiago, Chile, International Association of Earthquake Engineering

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