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Dynamic Reliability Analysis of Steel Moment Frames Using Monte Carlo Technique

Majid Mahjoor Lotf Aabadi1
  • 1 Islamic Azad University, Iran
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 12 No. 2, 2019, 204-213

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2019.204.213

Submitted On: 7 February 2019 Published On: 17 June 2019

How to Cite: Lotf Aabadi, M. M. (2019). Dynamic Reliability Analysis of Steel Moment Frames Using Monte Carlo Technique. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12(2), 204-213. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2019.204.213

Abstract

Designing of structures is the function of operation of them. However, operation of the structures depends on different uncertainties. In practical cases, uncertain parameters are simplified and formulated to certain parameters which are implemented in the designing approach. In this investigation, different structural parameters which bear with uncertainties including loading conditions, strength of materials and geometry of the structural elements are modeled and simulated based on Monte Carlo technique. Nonlinear dynamic time history analyses are conducted for different structures with steel moment frames based on finite element method using OpenSees code. Different responses are monitored for different accelerograms for both far and near field faults. Based on the results, the reliability index of steel frames in far field cases are larger than in near field cases.

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Keywords

  • Dynamic Reliability Analysis
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Steel Moment Resisting Frame SMRF