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Title
A Major Study of Concrete Masonry Under Seismic-Type Loading. Earthquake Response and Damage Prediction of Reinforced Concrete Masonry Multistory Buildings.
File
PB80171333.pdf
Author(s)
Hegemier, G. A.; Arya, S. K.; Nunn, R. O.; Miller, M. E.; Anvar, A.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Engineering and Applied Science., January 1978, 123 p.
Identifying Number(s)
UCSD/AMES/TR-77/002
Abstract
A basis for a rational earthquake response and damage analysis of concrete masonry structures is developed. This effort defines material behavior and the behavior of typical connections used in concrete masonry structures. The analytical phase involves the translation of observed experimental data into viable mathematical models. The numerical effort concerns the conversion of mathematical models into numerical form and the construction of digital computer programs to simulate structural response and damage accumulation resulting from earthquake ground motion. The approach involves a sequence of increasingly complex levels of concurrent experimentation, analysis, and numerical simulation. The ability to extrapolate from conceptually simple laboratory-scale experiments to a wide variety of structural configurations, including simulation of full-scale building response to earthquake ground motion, is one of the most significant aspects of the project.
Keywords
Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant structures; Masonry; Seismic design; Earthquakes; Shear properties; Concrete construction; Biaxial stresses; Dynamic structural analysis