Robust Analysis of Current Reliability-Based Design Method for RC Columns with Tension Failure under Random Eccentricity

The current methods for designing reinforced concrete (RC) columns are mainly based on the reliability calibration under fixed eccentricity criterion. However, for a reinforced concrete (RC) column under combined vertical gravity load and horizontal earthquake action, its eccentricity would be random due to probability properties of these loads. According to the capacity models in Chinese code, the failure function with random eccentricity is obtained and found to be a complex one, which is largely different from the one obtained by the fixed eccentricity criterion. Based on the prescribed statistical models of relevant variables, the differences of failure probability are analyzed for RC columns with different load effect ratios and different strong column factors by the Monte Carlo method. Compared with the fixed eccentricity case, such differences under random eccentricity would be much larger among different cases. Thus, with the current design method of RC columns, it is hard to achieve a robust design.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 245-252
  • Monograph Title: Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Quantification, Mitigation, and Management

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  • Accession Number: 01532727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413609
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2014 3:01PM