Comparison on Force-Based and Displacement-Based Approaches for Evaluation of Bridge Reliability under Multiple Hazards

The Strength I Limit State of American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) specification deals with the failure probabilities of the combination of non-extreme loads. This design limit state equation (DLSE) has been fully calibrated for dead load and live load by using the reliability-based approach in previous research. However, most of other DLSEs, including the extreme event I and II, with certain probability-based concepts considered, have not yet been fully calibrated by using the reliability-based approach. This paper presents an evaluation of the bridge reliabilities under the limit state of Extreme Event I combination of dead load, live load and earthquake load, by using a force-based and a displacement-based approach on a set of nine simplified bridge models. Results show that the displacement-based approach came up with more convergent and accurate reliabilities for selected models.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 563-570
  • Monograph Title: Challenges and Advances in Sustainable Transportation Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01529010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413364
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 15 2014 3:02PM