- Response of an Instrumented Masonry Shear Wall Building with Flexible Diaphragms during the Loma Prieta Earthquake.
- Tena-Colunga, A.; Abrams, D. P.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.,
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- The objectives of this study are the following: (1) Assess the applicability of the simplified discrete MDOF dynamic model for the seismic evaluation of the two-story office building at Palo Alto and similar masonry shear wall buildings with flexible diaphragms. (2) Correlate the recorded, observed and computed response at the two-story office building at Palo Alto with estimates of dynamic response and prescribed allowable stress limits by state-of-the-art masonry and seismic codes.
- Masonry; Walls; Dynamic response; Palo Alto (California); Loma Prieta earthquake; Earthquake engineering; Shear strength; Office buildings; Diaphragms (Mechanics)