A Framework for Performance-Based Seismic Design

by C. Allin Cornell, (M.ASCE),
Helmut Krawinkler, (M.ASCE),

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures 2001: A Structural Engineering Odyssey


The following probabilistic framework for seismic performance assessment is presented as an effective foundation for the development of performance-based guidelines. It suggests a generic structure for coordinating, combining and assessing the many considerations implicit in performance-based seismic assessment and design.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Structural design | Seismic tests | Performance-based design | Foundation design | Probability | Earthquake resistant structures

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