Stochastic Seismic Response of Simple Structures

by J. P. Conte, Rice Univ, Houston, United States,
K. S. Pister, Rice Univ, Houston, United States,
S. A. Mahin, Rice Univ, Houston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond


Since, at present, it is impossible to eliminate the various sources of uncertainty related to earthquake loading, it is necessary to better understand their effects on structural seismic response. Such studies are needed for the development of seismic design procedures providing structural robustness in the face of uncertainty. This paper examines a methodology allowing to quantify the uncertainty contained in earthquake ground motion time histories and to assess the resulting structural response variability.

Subject Headings: Stochastic processes | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Structural response | Earthquake resistant structures | Load and resistance factor design | Seismic design | Structural analysis

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