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Title
Optimal Design of Seismic-Resistant Planar Steel Frames.
File
PB82220179.pdf
Author(s)
Balling, R. J.; Ciampi, V.; Pister, K. S.; Polak, E.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., December 1981, 127 p.
Identifying Number(s)
UCB/EERC-81/20
Abstract
This report presents a method for the seismic-resistant design of planar rectangular braced or unbraced steel frames. An important feature of the method is that nonlinear step-by-step integration is used as the analysis technique within the design process itself. The frame design method is illustrated by application to a non-trivial example 4-story 3-bay moment-resisting steel frame. The practicality and reliability of the method for this example problem are assessed.
Keywords
Ground motion; User needs; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant structures; Seismic design; Structural design; Soil structure interactions; Mathematical programming; Computer graphics; Design criteria; RATTLE computer program; Mathematical models; Computer aided design