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Assessment of First Generation Performance-based Seismic Design Methods: Case Study on a 4-story Reinforced Concrete Special Moment Frame

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Author(s)

Siamak Sattar, Anne M. Hulsey

Abstract

The anticipated performance of a 4-story reinforced concrete (RC) building designed in accordance with ASCE/SEI 7, is assessed using ASCE/SEI 41. Engineering practitioners employing the performance-based seismic engineering philosophy are increasingly using ASCE/SEI 41, as the “first generation” performance-based seismic design principle, to justify the adequacy of the seismic performance of new buildings. However, ASCE/SEI 41 was developed to assess the structural performance of existing buildings. In order to compare the anticipated structural performance between ASCE 7 and ASCE 41, the seismic performance of an ASCE/SEI 7 code-compliant 4-story special RC moment frame building is assessed based on the four evaluation methodologies defined in the Tier 3 analysis of ASCE/SEI 41 for the collapse prevention structural performance level. The assessment results show that the ASCE/SEI 7 code-compliant building does not meet the collapse prevention performance level requirements in ASCE/SEI 41 for the columns in the first story when linear analyses are employed.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2015 Structures Congress
Conference Dates
April 23-25, 2015
Conference Location
Portland, OR
Conference Title
2015 Structures Congress

Citation

Sattar, S. and Hulsey, A. (2015), Assessment of First Generation Performance-based Seismic Design Methods: Case Study on a 4-story Reinforced Concrete Special Moment Frame, Proceedings of the 2015 Structures Congress, Portland, OR (Accessed June 23, 2024)

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Created April 22, 2015, Updated September 17, 2020