Browse by Subject "Seismic Design"

  • Borello, Daniel J. (2014-05-30)
    The Steel Plate Shear Wall with Coupling (SPSW-WC) configuration is an extension of the conventional Steel Plate Shear Wall (SPSW) seismic lateral force resisting system. The SPSW system is composed of a steel frame with ...

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  • Eatherton, Matthew R.; Hajjar, Jerome F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2010-09)
    Current U.S. building codes and earthquake engineering practice utilize inelasticity in the seismic force resisting system to dissipate seismic energy and protect against collapse. Inelasticity in conventional structures ...

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  • Hall, Kerry S.; Eatherton, Matthew R.; Hajjar, Jerome F. (Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2010-10)
    This report summarizes the results of a parametric study of a controlled rocking seismic lateral resistance system that includes two steel braced frames linked by replaceable energy dissipating fuses that are engaged by ...

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  • Mahmoud, Hussam N. (2011-08-25)
    The widespread and unexpected damage to welded connections during recent earthquakes led to the investigation of alternatives for the construction of steel frames in seismic areas. Bolted semi-rigid connections have been ...

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  • Black, Edgar F.; Aschheim, Mark (2000-08)
    Constant ductility response spectra are presented for 15 recorded earthquakes ground motions using the Yield Point Spectra (YPS) representation. Yield Point Spectra are used for analysis and design of SDOF structures. ...

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  • Smilowitz, R.; Newmark, N.M. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977-07)
    Seismic force distributions for simplified computation of shears and overturning moment for preliminary design of buildings have been generated. A parameter study of the significant variables has been made to determine ...

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  • Montgomery, C.J.; Hall, W.J. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977-07)
    The behavior of low-rise steel shear buildings, moment frame buildings, and X-braced buildings, subjected to earthquake base motion, is studied using inelastic time-history analysis. Two simpler methods of analysis, the ...

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