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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 46, Number 6, June25 2013 , pages 755-773

Response transformation factors for deterministic-based and reliability-based seismic design
Edén Bojórquez, Juan Bojórquez, Sonia E. Ruiz, Alfredo Reyes-Salazar and Juan Velázquez-Dimas

    One of the main requirements of the seismic design codes must be its easy application by structural engineers. The use of practically-applicable models or simplified models as single-degree-offreedom (SDOF) systems is a good alternative to achieve this condition. In this study, deterministic and probabilistic response transformation factors are obtained to evaluate the response in terms of maximum ductility and maximum interstory drifts of multi-degree-of-freedom (MDOF) systems based on the response of equivalent SDOF systems. For this aim, five steel frames designed with the Mexican City Building Code (MCBC) as well as their corresponding equivalent SDOF systems (which represent the characteristics of the frames) are analyzed. Both structural systems are subjected to ground motions records. For the MDOF and the simplified systems, incremental dynamic analyses IDAs are developed in first place, then, structural demand hazard curves are obtained. The ratio between the IDAs curves corresponding to the MDOF systems and the curves corresponding to the simplified models are used to obtain deterministic response transformation factors. On the other hand, demand hazard curves are used to calculate probabilistic response ransformation factors. It was found that both approaches give place to similar results.
Key Words
    response transformation factors; maximum ductility; maximum interstory drift; steel frames; reliability-based seismic design
Edén Bojórquez, Alfredo Reyes-Salazar, and Juan Velázquez-Dimas : Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Calzada de las Américas y B. Universitarios s/n,
80040 Culiacán, Mexico
Juan Bojórquez, Sonia E. Ruiz : Mecánica Aplicada, Instituto de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

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