- Nonlinear Response Spectra for Probabilistic Seismic Design and Damage Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structures.
- Murakami, M.; Penzien, J.
National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.,
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- In the investigation reported herein, twenty each of five different types of artificial earthquake accelerograms were generated for computing nonlinear response spectra of five structural models representing reinforced concrete buildings. To serve as a basis for probabilistic design and damage assessment, mean values and standard deviations of ductility factors were determined for each model having a range of prescribed strength values and having a range of natural periods. Adopting the standard philosophy, i.e. only minor damage is acceptable under moderate earthquake conditions and total damage or complete failure should be avoided under severe earthquake conditions, required strength levels were investigated for each model. Selected results obtained in the overall investigation are presented and interpreted in terms of prototype behavior.
- Earthquake resistant structures; Reinforced concrete; Computer programs; School buildings; Earth movements; Dynamic response; Ground motion; Seismic risk analysis; Earthquake engineering; Dynamic structural analysis; Seismic response; Nonlinear systems; SHOCHU computer program; Accelerograms