Wind Vs. Seismic Design

by Hitoshi Seya, Princeton Univ, United States,
Howard H. M. Hwang, Princeton Univ, United States,
Masanobu Shinozuka, Princeton Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability


This paper is concerned with the reliability analysis of building structures subjected to multiple natural hazards (seismic and wind in this case) within the framework of contemporary probabilistic risk assessment procedures. Seismic and wind hazards are considered for the vulnerability analysis of conventional structures, particularly low-rise shear-wall buildings. Studies of a similar nature have been carried out by H. Hwang et al. for five-story shear-wall buildings. The present paper extends the study to include shear-wall buildings with a maximum height up to 30 stories and at the same time performs a sensitivity analysis. The results are shown primarily in terms of diagrams where the limit state probabilities are associated with seismic design, wind design and design under combined loading conditions.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Wind engineering | Seismic tests | Seismic loads | Geohazards | Load and resistance factor design | Shear walls | Wind loads | Alabama | United States

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