Performance-based earthquake engineering using structural optimisation tools

  title={Performance-based earthquake engineering using structural optimisation tools},
  author={Michalis Fragiadakis and Nikos D. Lagaros and Manolis Papadrakakis},
A Performance-Based Design (PBD) procedure for steel structures using structural optimisation is presented. The structural performance is evaluated by means of the reliability demand and resistance methodology of US FEMA-350 guidelines where the uncertainties and randomness in capacity and seismic demand are taken into account in a consistent manner. Both non-linear static and non-linear dynamic analysis procedures are used to obtain the response at two hazard levels. The design procedure is… CONTINUE READING