Seismic Fragility Analysis of Shear Wall Structures

by Howard H. M. Hwang, Memphis State Univ, United States,
Jing-Wen Jaw, Memphis State Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability


This paper presents an analytical method to generate seismic fragility curves for shear wall structures. Uncertainties in earthquake motion and structure are quantified by evaluating uncertainties in pertinent parameters which define earthquake-structure system. For illustration, the fragility curves for a eight-story shear wall building are constructed.

Subject Headings: Earthquake resistant structures | Structural analysis | Curvature | Earthquakes | Risk management | Seismic effects | Building design | Load and resistance factor design

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