A Seismic PRA Procedure in Japan and its Application to a Building Performance Safety Estimation: Part 3. Estimation of Building and Equipment Performance Safety

by Masanobu Shinozuka, Princeton Univ, United States,
Mamoru Mizutani, Princeton Univ, United States,
Masatoshi Takeda, Princeton Univ, United States,
Yoshiro Kai, Princeton Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability


This paper presents an application of a seismic PRA procedure to an apartment building, which also contains an electric substation for the surrounding area. In this procedure, as presented in the previous parts of our study, the seismic hazard is evaluated on the bed rock, the SSI effect is taken into consideration in the fragility analysis, and all analyses are performed on a response spectrum basis. Furthermore, the functional safety of the substation as well as the structural safety of the building are analyzed. In short, this study shows the applicability of the procedure to this type of building instead of to NPP facilities.

Subject Headings: Safety | Failure analysis | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Equipment and machinery | Risk management | Structural analysis | Power transmission substations | Japan | Asia

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