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Title
Behavior of Ten-Story Reinforced Concrete Walls Subjected to Earthquake Motions.
File
PB262950.pdf
Author(s)
Aristizabal-Ochoa, J. D.; Sozen, M. A.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., October 1976, 397 p.
Identifying Number(s)
['UILU-ENG-76-2017', 'STRUCTURAL RESEARCH SER-431']
Abstract
The response of ten-story reinforced concrete walls coupled by beams to earthquake base motions was investigated through experimental and analytical models. The experimental work involved tests of small-scale ten-story reinforced concrete walls coupled by beams subjected to base motions, simulating one horizontal component of representative earthquake-motion records, on the University of Illinois Earthquake Simulator. Each test structure, consisting of two identical specimens parallel to each other and oriented such that the base motion caused them to bend about their strong axis, carried dead weight at each of the ten levels. The main variables in the experimental work were the strength of the test structures and the base motions. Measurements included horizontal acceleration at 22 locations and horizontal displacements at 20 locations.
Keywords
Dynamic response; Ground motion; Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant structures; Earthquakes; Reinforced concrete; Walls; Earth movement; Dynamic structural analysis