The objective of this study is to establish a system for selecting the optimum friction material to meet the seismic performance requirements of a liquefied natural gas tank with a friction pendulum system (FPS). A methodology for determining the optimum frictional material using seismic fragility analysis is suggested, and it is applied to materials with various frictional coefficients for FPS. Seismic fragility curves with two different limit states are developed to determine the optimum friction material, and a methodology for combining fragility curves is proposed. The analysis shows that a lower friction coefficient for FPSs is more appropriate for preventing failure in FPSs and the superstructure investigated in this study.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by a Korea Research Foundation Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2017R1A4A1014569) and by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) of the Republic of Korea (Grant No. 20174030201480).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology