Studying the Seismic Reliability in the Cable-Stayed Bridge

  •  Mehdi Vajdian    
  •  Alireza Habibi    
  •  Ali Parvari    


With regard to the abundant importance of bridges and the need to study the behavior of these structures against earthquake forces and also new and strong methods for analysis of structures in this article, the probabilistic structure based on seismic reliability is used in order to assess the seismic performance of the members of a cable bridge by using of incremental non-linear dynamic analysis. This analysis method is an efficient tool for estimating the need and capacity in engineering probabilistic method according to the performance. With regard to the unpredictable and uncertain property of earthquake and the hypotheses existing in modeling the bridges and uncertainties existing in demand and capacity and with regard to the losses and severity parameters, the method based on reliability is used for studying in these structures according to the intended performance levels. In this research, the purpose is to study the seismic reliability of one of the cable bridges which has been designed according to the seismic criterion of Iran country (Ahvaz). In this research, sap2000 software has been used for incremental non-linear dynamic analysis, and the reliability level is calculated with regard to FEMA351 instruction.

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