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EERI Delegation to the People's Republic of China (September to October 6, 1980). An Earthquake Information Exchange in Earthquake Engineering and Practice.
Scholl, R. E.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., January 1982, 131 p.
A tour taken by American earthquake engineering experts to the People's Republic of China (PRC) in September and October of 1980 is documented. The objective of the visit was to implement the Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology between the U.S. and the PRC. An itinerary and a list of tour members are provided. Earthquake engineering education, research, and practice in the PRC were studied. Considerable emphasis in the PRC is placed on practice-oriented research that permits immediate application of research results to ground motion and structural response evaluations, engineering designs, and construction practices. In building research, improving the design and construction of single-story and multistory brick and reinforced concrete buildings is stressed. A large amount of research is conducted on cyclic response characteristics of reinforced concrete elements and structures as well as on precast, prestressed beam and slab elements, and their connections to either precast or cast-in-place columns. A partial list of experts met during the tour in the PRC is included.
Foreign technology; Ground motion; Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant structures; Masonry; Earthquakes; Reinforced concrete; China; Research projects