WIT Press


Requirements For Performance Based Design Of Buildings

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES010281

Volume

57

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,155 kb

Author(s)

J.M. Bracci, M.B.D. Hueste, J.M. Roesset

Abstract

Requirements for performance-based design of buildings J.M. Bracci, M.B.D. Hueste, and J.M. Roesset Department of Civil Engineering Texas A&M University, USA Abstract A relatively new and significant trend in earthquake engineering is design based on performance criteria. This approach has the potential to be a significant improvement over current practice. In this paper, we look at the evolution of performance-based seismic design, the basic requirements to satisfactorily carry it out, present procedures and their limitations, and the research and development efforts needed to make it a reality. 1 Introduction The dimensioning of members of a structure has traditionally been based on the consideration of forces (or stresses) rather than deformations. This was particularly emphasized with the elastic or working stress design approach that was in force for many years. The basic assumption in this approach was that the structure would remain elastic under service loads, whic

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