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SARCF-II User's Guide Seismic Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Frames.
Rodriguez-Gomez, S.; Chung, Y. S.; Meyer, C.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., September 30, 1990, 96 p.
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The capabilities of the program SARCF have been extended and an updated user's guide is presented. The purpose of program SARCF-II (Seismic Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Frames, Version II) is to compute nonlinear responses of reinforced concrete frames subjected to deterministic or randomly generated earthquake ground motions. Expected damage values are calculated with an option to perform automated damage-controlled design iterations until a user-specified damage distribution has been achieved. In addition, the program reproduces the load-deformation curves for quasi-static displacement controlled experiments. Currently, the program handles reinforced concrete frames consisting of beam and beam-column elements, and grid structures consisting of beam elements.
Damage; Earthquake resistant structures; Hysteresis; Beams (Supports); Computer applications; SARCF-II computer program; Reinforced concrete; User manuals (Computer programs); Design criteria; Columns (Supports); Structural analysis; Framed structures