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Title
Response of Flat Plate Concrete Structures to Seismic and Wind Forces.
File
PB86139714.pdf
Author(s)
Akiyama, H.; Hawkins, N. M.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Engineering., July 1984, 342 p.
Identifying Number(s)
SM84-1
Abstract
The report utilizes the results of the comprehensive series of tests conducted at the University of Washington, on slab-column sub-assemblages and frames subjected to inelastic reversed cyclic lateral loads, to develop a general beam analogy model for predictions of the strength, stiffness, ductility, energy absorption, and energy dissipation characteristics of flat plate concrete structures subjected to lateral loads. A method is developed for devolving that relatively complicated beam-analogy model into a more simplistic model suitable for inelastic dynamic analyzes of buildings.
Keywords
Dynamic response; Computer programs; Earthquake resistant structures; Dynamic tests; Flat concrete plates; Flat plates; Lateral pressure; Loads (Forces); Concrete structures; Wind pressure; Structural analysis; Seismic waves