Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Limit State Models for Estimation of Building Downtime Considering Seismic Hazard
by Villanueva, Peny Kate Gomez, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 94; 13857576
Abstract (Summary)

This study provides a probabilistic methodology for developing limit state models to support building downtime calculation based on the amount and severity of building damage, which is intended to complement FEMA P-58 performance assessment methodology. These models include functionality limit states for the building system and its subsystems and limit states for triggering detailed inspection. Functionality limit states provide information on the building’s post-earthquake capacity to function, as well as an analysis of all of the subsystems to identify the primary contributors to the interrupted building function. Limit state for triggering detailed inspection provides information on the probability of triggering detailed inspection and isolates the critical building components that trigger the inspection. The limit states are demonstrated on an existing 13-story office building. For the same building, the study also compares two methods available for post-earthquake building tagging: FEMA P-58 and FEMA-352 and demonstrates the differences in resulting tags.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Terzic, Vesna
Commitee: Rahmani, Mehran, Calabrese, Andrea
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Civil Engineering
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Civil engineering
Keywords: Downtime, Earthquake, Resiliency, Structural
Publication Number: 13857576
ISBN: 9781085560627
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