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Expected Performance of Uniform Building Code Designed Masonry Structures.
Mayes, R. L.; Omote, Y.; Chen, S. W.; Clough, R. W.
National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., September 1976, 93 p.
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This report presents an evaluation of the seismic design sections of the 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1976 Uniform Building Codes and the Recommended Comprehensive Seismic Design Provisions for Buildings prepared by the Applied Technology Council (ATC-3). In order to evaluate the various codes a three, a nine and a seventeen story building of similar floor plan were studied. The seismic design stresses in these buildings were calculated by the specified code procedures as well as the stress state predicted by a realistic dynamic earthquake response procedure. The adequacy of the codes was then evaluated by comparing the two types of stress predictions. The conclusion of the study was that the increasing conservatism of the more recent codes is justified, and that greater conservatism is necessary in the most recent codes for buildings of moderate height, such as the nine and seventeen story buildings considered in the study.
Seismic design; Shear stresses; Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Building codes; Design criteria; Earthquakes; Structural analysis