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Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Hybrid Mold Transformer Based on Dynamic Analyses

School of Architecture, Soongsil University, 369 Sangdo-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 06978, Korea
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(15), 3180; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9153180
Received: 2 July 2019 / Revised: 19 July 2019 / Accepted: 2 August 2019 / Published: 5 August 2019
In the present study, the seismic vulnerability of a hybrid mold transformer was investigated using a dynamic analytical approach incorporating the experimental results of shaking table tests. The analytical model consisted of linear springs and plastic beam elements, and it has six degrees of freedom simulating the hybrid mold transformer. The dynamic characteristics of the analytical model were determined based on the shaking table tests. The reliability of the analytical model was verified by comparing the test results and analytical results. In order to assess the seismic vulnerability, three critical damage states observed during the shaking table tests were investigated by incorporating the three performance levels specified in ASCE 41-17. Comprehensive dynamic analyses were performed with a set of twenty earthquakes in consideration of the variation of the uncertain parameters (such as the effective stiffness and coil mass) of the mold transformer. Based on the analytical results, fragility curves were established to predict the specified exceedance probability of the mold transformer according to the performance levels. View Full-Text
Keywords: hybrid mold transformer; probability of exceedance; analytical model; nonstructural elements; fragility curve; seismic vulnerability assessment hybrid mold transformer; probability of exceedance; analytical model; nonstructural elements; fragility curve; seismic vulnerability assessment
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Dinh, N.H.; Kim, J.-Y.; Lee, S.-J.; Choi, K.-K. Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Hybrid Mold Transformer Based on Dynamic Analyses. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 3180.

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