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Title
Simplified Procedures for Seismic Design of Nonstructural Components and Assessment of Current Code Provisions.
File
PB94141827.pdf
Author(s)
Singh, M. P.; Suarez, L. E.; Matheu, E. E.; Maldonado, G. O.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; New York State Science and Technology Foundation, Albany., August 4, 1993, 200 p.
Identifying Number(s)
NCEER-93-0013
Abstract
The seismic design forces for different architectural components and flexible mechanical equipment, placed in buildings of different heights, periods and ductility, calculated according to the 1991 NEHRP Provisions, Tri-services Manuals and 1991 Uniform Building Code, are compared with the forces calculated by the proposed procedure to demonstrate the importance of various parameters of the structural and nonstructural systems in the calculation of the design forces.
Keywords
; Building codes; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant structures; Seismic design; Components; Subassemblies