DEVELOPMENT OF FRAGILITY INFORMATION FOR BUILDING LIGHT-FRAME AND ENVELOPE SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMANCE-BASED SEISMIC DESIGN

Open Access
Author:
Zhu, Yizhi
Graduate Program:
Civil Engineering
Degree:
Master of Science
Document Type:
Master Thesis
Date of Defense:
November 07, 2016
Committee Members:
  • Ali M Memari, Thesis Advisor
  • Aly Marei Said, Committee Member
  • Konstantinos Papakonstantinou, Committee Member
Keywords:
  • fragility
  • SIPs
  • light-frame
  • building envelope
  • performance-based seismic design
Abstract:
Performance-based seismic design (PBSD) has been introduced since 1990s, and a second-generation performance-based design approach has been carried out by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) in 2000 to address the limitations in current PBSD. Thus, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) initiated a series of projects for development of the new performance-based seismic design procedure. The objective of this study is to make contribution to the second-generation performance-based design by generating fragility data for light frame system such as structural insulated panels (SIPs), and envelope systems such as brick veneer panels and rounded corner glazing panels. These fragility data are all developed based on past experimental testing of the components. A case study of comparing wood-frame structure and SIPs structure with and without brick veneer panels using the performance-based design approach is also presented in this study. The structural analysis and modeling of the structure is completed with the used of software SAPwood. Software PACT provided by FEMA is used for evaluating the performance (probability of exceedance of repair cost) of structures.