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Title
Dynamic Response of a High-Rise Building to Theoretically Produced Earthquake Ground Motion.
File
PB293206.pdf
Author(s)
Sweet, J.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Applied Science and Research Applications., June 1973, 39 p.
Identifying Number(s)
SSS-R-73-1733
Abstract
The structural analysis of a high-rise building subject to a theoretically produced earthquake is presented. The analysis has been performed with the building situated at three different locations relative to the earthquake epicenter. The building has also been excited using the 1940 El Centro earthquake record. The use of theoretical earthquake models provides local seismic loading levels for use in structural design. Results have been obtained using spectral analysis, modal superposition, and time-stepping.
Keywords
Dynamic response; Ground motion; Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Seismic design; Earthquakes; Finite element analysis; Earth movements; Tall buildings; Nevada; Dynamic structural analysis