SEISMIC DESIGN OF BUILDING STRUCTURES

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO FORMULATE POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE DESIGN CODE CONCERNING BUILDING STRUCTURES WHICH ARE SUBJECTED TO EARTHQUAKE LOADS. IN ADDITION, SUGGESTIONS WERE MADE CONCERNING WAYS TO INCORPORATE THE CONCEPTS AND METHODS OF DISCRETE MECHANICS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, AS WELL AS EARTHQUAKE BEHAVIOR OF CONCRETE AND METAL STRUCTURES INTO THE SEISMIC DESIGN CODE. AVAILABLE LITERATURE ON EXISTING DESIGN CODES IS SUMMARIZED HEREIN. DESIGN PHILOSOPHIES AND METHODOLOGIES IN EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING WERE ALSO STUDIED. A "DESIGN-TREE" TECHNIQUE WAS THEN ADAPTED TO PRESENT THE RECOMMENDED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CONTEXT OF EXISTING SPECIFICATIONS. MOREOVER, APPROACHES TO CERTAIN EXPECTED PROBLEMS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE IMPROVEMENTS WERE OUTLINED ALONG WITH A SET OF RECOMMENDATIONS. FURTHERMORE, LITERATURE REVIEWS AND SOME ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN DISCRETE MECHANICS, STATISTICAL METHODS, AND DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF STRUCTURES ARE GIVEN IN THREE APPENDICES AS BACKGROUND INFORMATION. A SIMPLE ILLUSTRATION OF THE DIRECT APPROACH TO SEISMIC DESIGN IS CONTAINED IN THE FOURTH APPENDIX.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  USA  61820
  • Authors:
    • Yao, J T
    • Omid'varan, C
    • Gurpinar, A
    • Hulsbos, C L
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 57 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: s-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1974 12:00AM