Accession Number:

ADA043173

Title:

A Seismic Risk Simulation Model for Army Facilities: Phase 1, Development of Deterministic Model

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

This report describes the first phase in the development of a decision tool for assessing 1 the seismic hazard to Army facilities and 2 the cost of mitigation schemes for reducing the hazard. A simulation model was developed to determine the cost of repairing damage to a facility resulting from seismic activity, as well as the cost of strengthening or replacing the facility to mitigate the effects of seismic activity. The cost to repair damage and the costs to strengthen and replace four-, seven-, and ten-story facilities are presented for three basic building configurations and a continuum of loads ranging from the 1968 Structural Engineers Association of California Zone 3 requirements to a 1.0 g response spectrum. An example for use of the model is given, along with two decision methodologies.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE