A method is proposed to determine design forces for earthquake-resistant design of reinforced concrete structures. The method uses a modified linear model of the structure and recognizes the effect of energy dissipation in the nonlinear range of response. Thus, the designer is provided with a procedure, at the level of linear spectral response analysis, with explicit options about the levels of inelastic response in different elements of a multistory reinforced concrete structure. The paper contains analytical tests of two-story to 10-story frames "designed" according to the proposed method.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • SHIBATA, A
    • Sozen, M A
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-18
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11824
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1976 12:00AM