Numerical and comparative study of earthquake intensity indices in seismic analysis

Ye, Lieping and Ma, Qianli and Miao, Zhiwei and Guan, Hong and Zhuge, Yan (2013) Numerical and comparative study of earthquake intensity indices in seismic analysis. Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 22 (4). pp. 362-381. ISSN 1541-7794


Elastoplastic and time-dependent analysis of seismic structures has become a major analysis technique in popularly accepted performance-based seismic design. However the primary difficulty in using this technique is the lack of a unified criterion in the selection of various intensity indices of ground motions. Various earthquake factors influencing the elastoplastic response of seismic structures are highly sophisticating. Hence it is vitally important to choose an appropriate and comprehensive earthquake intensity index to correlate well to a structural performance. In this study, a total of 30 earthquake intensity indices published in the literature are reviewed and are evaluated through correlation analysis based on 60 ground motion records. Examined herein is the correlation between existing earthquake intensity indices and the seismic responses of elastoplastic SDOF and MDOF systems. The characteristics and applicability of such indices are also discussed in some details, based on which appropriate earthquake intensity indices are recommended.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published online 28 Feb 2011. Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 01:25
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 04:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: earthquake intensity index; SDOF and MDOF systems; correlation coefficient; seismic responses of structures
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090504 Earthquake Engineering
04 Earth Sciences > 0404 Geophysics > 040407 Seismology and Seismic Exploration
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8702 Construction Design > 870299 Construction Design not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1002/tal.693

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