- System Identification of Hysteretic Structures.
- Cifuentes, A. O.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.,
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- 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.
- Dynamic response; Seismic waves; Ground motion; Buildings; Theses; Earthquake engineering; Earthquakes; Reinforced concrete; System identification; Mathematical models; Algorithms; Dynamic structural analysis