PBE Application (latest version 3.1.0)

The PBE Application is an extensible workflow application to perform Performance Based Engineering computations for various hazards. The current release provides researchers a tool to assess the performance of a building in an earthquake scenario. The application focuses on quantifying building performance through decision variables.

It builds on the EE-UQ App and uses its response estimates to assess the damage to building components and the consequences of such damage. The user characterizes the simulation model, and the damage and loss models of the structure, and the seismic hazard model in the PBE App. All models are interconnected by an uncertainty quantification framework that allows the user to define a flexible stochastic model for the problem.


Tool Training Workshop: June 22-24, 2020

PBE Part 1: An introduction to the PBE tool, settings and tabs, how to use the application to get results on losses and damages for a building structure. Run a simple example by the end of the presentation

PBE Part 2: A deeper dive into the PBE application — how it works and its capabilities

PBE Part 3: Introduction to pelicun, the engine behind PBE application, and how you can run it without using the user interface

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How to cite:

Adam Zsarnoczay, Frank McKenna, Kuanshi Zhong, Charles Wang, Michael Gardner, & Wael Elhaddad. (2023). NHERI-SimCenter/PBE: Version 3.1.0 (v3.1.0). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7951709

Deierlein, G.G., McKenna, F., et al. (2020). A Cloud-Enabled Application Framework for Simulating Regional-Scale Impacts of Natural Hazards on the Built Environment. Frontiers in Built Environment. 6, 196. doi: 10.3389/fbuil.2020.558706.