Response Modification Factors for Buildings and Bridges

by T. Takada, Shimizu Corp, Japan,
M. Ghosn, Shimizu Corp, Japan,
M. Shinozuka, Shimizu Corp, Japan,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability

Abstract: Response Modification Factors (RMF) are often used for the seismic design and the safety evaluation of buildings and bridges. The advantage of using RMF is to account for the nonlinear behavior of typical structures by simply performing a linear analysis. This paper reviews the concept of RMF and the uncertainties associated with its use for the design and the probabilistic safety analysis of typical buildings and bridges.

Subject Headings: Bridge design | Building design | Load and resistance factor design | Infrastructure construction | Structural analysis | Bridge tests | Structural safety | Risk management

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