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Title
System Identification of Hysteretic Structures.
File
PB85240489.pdf
Author(s)
Cifuentes, A. O.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., January 1985, 170 p.
Identifying Number(s)
EERL-84-04
Abstract
The thesis is concerned with the earthquake response of hysteretic structures subjected to strong ground acceleration. Several earthquake records corresponding to different instrumented buildings are analyzed. Based on these observations, a new model for the dynamic behavior of reinforced concrete buildings is proposed. In addition, a suitable system identification algorithm to be used with this new model is introduced. As a consequence, the new algorithm exhibits significant advantages from a computational point of view. Some numerical examples using actual earthquake data are discussed.
Keywords
Dynamic response; Seismic waves; Ground motion; Buildings; Theses; Earthquake engineering; Earthquakes; Reinforced concrete; System identification; Mathematical models; Algorithms; Dynamic structural analysis