Probabilistic seismic resistance of steel containments

  title={Probabilistic seismic resistance of steel containments},
  author={Lowell Greimann and Fouad S. Fanous and D. D. Ketelaar and Tsann Lin and Delwyn D. Bluhm},
A probabilistic description of the seismic resistance of six containment vessels was developed. A random vibration approach and an advanced first order second moment reliability method were combined to predict the cumulative distribution of the resistance. Strain ductility was used as the failure criteria. BOSOR4 was used to determine linear vibration modes. Extreme Value Type I distributions were used to characterize the maximum responses (stress resultants). BOSOR5 was implemented to predict… CONTINUE READING

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