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Evaluation of a Shaking Table Test Program on Response Behavior of a Two Story Reinforced Concrete Frame.
Blondet, J. M.; Clough, R. W.; Mahin, S. A.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., December 1980, 244 p.
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This report presents an evaluation of the different stages involved in an experimental study of the seismic behavior of a reinforced concrete structure, by means of an earthquake simulator (shaking table). The discussion is focused mainly on how representative the test structure and the table input motions are with respect to the actual, 'real life' buildings and seismic ground excitations. The design of the structure is then reviewed from the point of view of a current seismic code, and the experimental results are compared with analytical expectations as well as with the design demand levels. The last chapter summarizes the conclusions obtained and points out areas for future research.
Dynamic response; Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant structures; Lateral stability; Seismic design; Earthquakes; Structural design; Reinforced concrete; Framed structures; Dynamic structural analysis