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Reliability of linear structures with parameter uncertainty under non-stationary earthquake

Chaudhuri, Abhijit and Chakraborty, Subrata (2006) Reliability of linear structures with parameter uncertainty under non-stationary earthquake. In: Structural Safety, 28 (3). pp. 231-246.

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Abstract

The present work aims towards the development of a general framework of time varying unconditional reliability evaluation of linear elastic multi degree of freedom structures with uncertain parameter subjected to the generalized earthquake ground motion, a non-stationary process both in amplitude and frequency content. The formulation is developed in double frequency spectrum to derive the generalized power spectral density function of the structural responses. The time varying reliability is evaluated using conditional crossing rate following the Vanmarcke’s modification. The perturbation based stochastic finite element method is utilized in deriving unconditional reliability. An idealized three dimensional dam structure subjected to El Centro (1940) earthquake is taken up to elucidate the proposed unconditional time varying reliability computation procedure based on the maximum top displacement and base shear criteria. The results are presented to compare the change in reliabilities of the uncertain system with that of deterministic system and associated variance of the reliability due to parameter uncertainty.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Generalized non-stationary earthquake;Double frequency spectrum;Time varying reliability;Parameter uncertainty; Perturbation
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 16 May 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/6695

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