Performance-based engineering for multiple hazards: the role of structural reliability and risk assessment

Ellingwood, Bruce R. (2015). Performance-based engineering for multiple hazards: the role of structural reliability and risk assessment. In: Dilum Fernando, Jin-Guang Teng and Jose L. Torero, International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (1-6). 9-11 December 2015. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.401

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Author Ellingwood, Bruce R.
Title of paper Performance-based engineering for multiple hazards: the role of structural reliability and risk assessment
Conference name International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering
Conference location Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 9-11 December 2015
Place of Publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.14264/uql.2016.401
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
ISBN 9781742721477
Editor Dilum Fernando
Jin-Guang Teng
Jose L. Torero
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Buildings, bridges and other civil infrastructure facilities are designed by current codes and standards using provisions that invariably are prescriptive in nature. While facilities so designed usually possess adequate levels of safety under design-basis events, other environmental or man-made events may cause them to suffer damage or loss of function, leading to economic losses, with uncertain impacts on the building occupants, owners and the community that they serve. The new paradigm of performance-based engineering enables structural engineers to achieve more reliable and informative prediction of civil infrastructure behavior and control of performance across a range of hazards. When supported by a risk-informed decision framework founded on structural reliability principles, performance-based engineering provides stakeholders with a structured framework for thinking about performance objectives, uncertainty, and how public safety and socio-economic well-being may be threatened by the failure of civil infrastructure to perform under a spectrum of hazards.
Keyword Civil infrastructure
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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