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Seismic Resistance of Reinforced Concrete Frame Structures Designed Only for Gravity Loads. Part 3. Experimental Performance and Analytical Study of a Structural Model.
Bracci, J. M.; Reinhorn, A. M.; Mander, J. B.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; New York State Science and Technology Foundation, Albany., December 1, 1992, 162 p.
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The report is Part III of a three-part series prepared for a comprehensive evaluation of typical gravity load designed low-rise reinforced concrete frame buildings (lightly reinforced concrete structures) for seismic adequacy. The study was done at State University of New York at Buffalo - Earthquake Simulation Laboratory on a 1:3 scale building model designed for gravity loads only. The one-third scale three story model, one-bay by three-bay, of a typical office building was constructed to represent the critical interior bay of a prototype structure. A series of ground motion tests were performed on the one-third scale building model using scaled accelerograms on the shaking table to represent minor to severe earthquakes. The dynamic characteristics of the model after each seismic event were identified from white noise shaking table tests. Results of the experimental investigation are presented here.
; Damage assessment; Seismic design; Scale models; Reinforced concrete; Beams (Supports); Framed structures; Columns (Supports); Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Concrete structures; Tests