MAE Center research Success with DOTs Slide 25c Seismic - Seismic - Design - Bridge - Structures - Federal Highway Administration

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MAE CENTER RESEARCH SUCCESS WITH DOTs

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Probability of damage state being exceeded (as a function of the peak ground acceleration) for four levels: slight damage; moderate damage; extensive damage; complete damage. The graph demonstrates that smooth curves can be developed from the data. The curves can be used for design decisions.

Damage state probability of exceedance in percent
PGA(g)Slight damageModerate damageExtensive damageComplete damage
0.0400--
0.08100-
0.12831-
0.1626164-
0.20482412-
0.246753240
0.288169391
0.328886533
0.369488655
0.409793749
0.4498968213
0.4899988820
0.52100999233
0.561001009526
0.601001009740
0.641001009847
0.681001009954

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Updated: 06/13/2013
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