International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP) (12th : 2015)

Seismic intensity measures for probabilistic demand modeling of rocking rigid components Hur, Jieun; Shafieezadeh, Abdollah


Nonstructural components such as electrical equipment have critical roles in the proper functionality of various infrastructure systems. Some of these devices in certain facilities should operate even under strong seismic shakings. However, it is challenging to define each mechanical and operational failure and determine system failure probabilities under seismic shakings due to the uncertainties in earthquake excitations and the diversity of electrical equipment, among other factors. Therefore, it is necessary to develop effective and practical probabilistic models for performance assessment of electrical equipment considering variations in equipment features and earthquakes. This study will enhance the understanding of the rocking behavior of nonstructural equipment and linear to nonlinear behavior of restrainers. In addition, the present study will generate probabilistic seismic demand models of rigid equipment for a set of conventional and novel intensity measures.

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