American Journal of Applied Sciences

Comparison the Proposed Probabilistic-Based Time-History and the Traditional PSHA Approach

A. Nicknam

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2009.652.655

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 4

Pages 652-655


The main objective of this article is to demonstrate the ability of our technique in estimating the probabilistic-based time-history to be used in dynamic analysis of structures. The result of using our technique is compared with that of traditional approach proposed by Cornell (Cornell, 1968), in the form of response spectrum through a case study. Good agreement of the two approaches confirms the applicability/reliability of our technique having the merit of being dynamic form to be used in recognizing the vulnerability as well as performance evaluation of exiting important structures particularly in regions with lack of destructive earthquake information such as the region under study, Arge-Bam which was highly damaged through the destructive Bam earthquake in 2003.


© 2009 A. Nicknam. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.