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U.S.-Japan Cooperative Earthquake Research Program: Earthquake Simulation Tests and Associated Studies of A 1/5th-Scale Model of a 7-Story Reinforced Concrete Test Structure.
Bertero, V. V.; Aktan, A. E.; Charney, F. A.; Sause, R.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., June 1984, 195 p.
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This report summarizes research conducted at Berkeley as part of the R/C(seven-story frame-wall) Building Structure Phase of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Earthquake Research Program. Besides describing the studies conducted at Berkeley on a 1/5th-scale model of the test building, the report has the following main objectives: (a) to evaluate the results of these studies and discuss the degree of correlation between the experimental responses of the full-scale model tested in Japan and the 1/5th-scale model tested in Berkeley, and between analytically predicted and experimental responses; (b) to assess the states of art and practice of seismic resistant design and construction of reinforced concrete frame-wall structures in light of this evaluation; and (c) to formulate recommendations for improvement in the states of the practice and art.
Structural engineering; Earthquake resistant structures; Tall buildings; Models; Seismic waves; Earthquake engineering; Simulation; Superstructures; Concrete construction; Earthquakes