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Earthquakes and Structures
  Volume 5, Number 6, December 2013, pages 733-751

Reliability analysis of braced frames subjected to near field ground motions
Asma Sistani, Behrouz Asgarian and Ali Jalaeefar

    Near field ground motions have caused several structural damages in recent decades. As a result, seismic codes are being updated with related requirements. In this paper a comparative study on the seismic behavior of concentrically braced frames (CBFs) designed based on different seismic codes is performed. Reliability of various frames with different heights and bracing types are analyzed based on the results of \'Incremental Dynamic Analysis\' (IDA) under near field ground motions. Fragility curves corresponding to IO (Immediate Occupancy) and CP (Collapse Prevention) limit states are extracted based on IDA curves. Results imply that, frames designed based on the near field seismic design criteria of UBC-97 are more reliable under near field ground motions and their failure probability is less comparing to others.
Key Words
    incremental dynamic analysis; reliability; limit states; fragility
Asma Sistani, Behrouz Asgarian and Ali Jalaeefar: Faculty of Civil Engineering, K.N.Toosi University of Technology No.1364, Valiasr St., Mirdamad intersection, Tehran, Iran

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