- Optimal Design of Seismic-Resistant Planar Steel Frames.
- Balling, R. J.; Ciampi, V.; Pister, K. S.; Polak, E.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.,
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- 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.
- 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