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Seismic Reliability Analysis of a Timber Steel Hybrid System

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1291
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Connections
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Author
Zhang, Xiaoyue
Shahnewaz, Md
Tannert, Thomas
Publisher
ScienceDirect
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Connections
Keywords
Timber-Steel Hybrid
Genetic Algorithms
Analysis of Variance
Response Surface Methods
Ground Motions
Seismic Weight
Lateral Load Resisting System
FFTT
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Engineering Structures
Summary
Abstract Seismic reliability analyses account for the inherent uncertainties in both the actions (earthquakes) and the reactions (properties of the structural systems) of a structure. To predict the failure probability of a structure, the system response due to external loads is usually estimated by a numerical method. In this paper, seismic reliability analyses were performed on a novel timber-steel hybrid system labelled FFTT (Finding the Forest Through the Trees) system. The FFTT system utilizes mass-timber panels to resist gravity and lateral loads and interconnecting steel members to provide the necessary ductility for seismic demands. To reduce the computational effort for reliability analyses, Genetic Algorithms (GA) and Analysis of Variance in combination with response surface methods were applied and compared. Uncertainties involving ground motions, seismic weight, connection properties of the lateral load resisting system, and ductility factor were considered in formulating the performance functions. Mean and standard deviation of peak inter-storey drift were selected as performance criteria. Nonlinear dynamic analyses were run to generate the response database for the FFTT system and the reliability index was calculated using second-order reliability methods. The results showed that the GA method was superior and that the ground motion was the most significant factor for structural reliability, while the ductility factor, the structural weight, the hold-down and connection stiffness also played significant roles.
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