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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 71
Edited by: G. De Roeck and B.H.V. Topping
Paper VIII.1

Dynamic Reliability Analysis of New and Existing Structures

C. Syrmakezis and A. Sophocleous

Institute of Structural Analysis and Aseismic Research, National Technical University, Athens, Greece

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C. Syrmakezis, A. Sophocleous, "Dynamic Reliability Analysis of New and Existing Structures", in G. De Roeck, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Computational Civil and Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 151-157, 2000. doi:10.4203/ccp.71.8.1
An efficient and comprehensive method for evaluating the seismic reliability of reinforced concrete degrading structures under earthquake actions is presented. The reliability analysis proposed is based on a realistic elastoplastic analysis accompanied by a damage-related limit state and a probabilistic approach of the final results. The correlation of sophisticated structural analysis with appropriate safety checking techniques applied at several levels is the main scope of the paper, enabling the designer to predict the seismic structural behavior reliably.

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