Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

29, 3-4, pp. 455-481, Warsaw 1991

Problemy niezawodności budowli w warunkach ryzyka sejsmicznego – Praca przeglądowa

Zbigniew Zembaty, Tadeusz Chmielewski

A synthetic treatment of the analysis of seismic risk and stochastic response of structures is presented. A concise review of the state of the art in this field is outlined. Paper describes the Cornell's model of seismic risk analysis. After presentation of classical deterministic methods of seismic response of structures a review of basic stochastic models of strong ground motion is presented. The methods of analysis of mean square response and the assement of structural reliability is given in the details. Some practical conclusions concerning the appropriate choice of seismic action and measures of structural response are drawn.