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This study extends current seismic demand estimation methods based on incremental dynamic analysis by characterizing dependence among different engineering demand parameters using copulas explicitly. The developed method is applied to a 4-story non-ductile reinforced concrete frame in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The developed multi-variate seismic demand models are integrated with a story-based damage-loss model to assess the seismic risk due to different earthquake loss generation modes (i.e. non-collapse repairs, collapse, and demolition). Results obtained from this study indicate that the effects of multi-variate seismic demand modeling on the expected seismic loss ratios are significant. The critical information is the limit state threshold for demolition. In addition, consideration of a realistic dependence structure of maximum and residual inter-story drift ratios can be important for seismic loss estimation as well as for multi-criteria seismic performance evaluation.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 15 May 2015|
|Event||12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics & Probability in Civil Engineering - British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada|
Duration: 12 Jul 2015 → 15 Jul 2015
|Conference||12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics & Probability in Civil Engineering|
|Period||12/07/15 → 15/07/15|
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