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Title:Aseismic Design of Elastic Structures Founded on Firm Ground
Author(s):Goodman, L.E.; Rosenblueth, E.; Newmark, N.M.
Subject(s):earthquake motions
Aseismic design
Abstract:A rational basis for the design of earthquake-resistant structures is developed. Structures designed on this basis will have uniform strength in the sense that each element will have an equal probability of successfully withstanding strong-motion earthquakes of the general type recorded by the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey on the North American continent. The theory is based on inferences drawn from accelerograms of strong-motion earthquakes and on the theory of probability. While the general method of approach is capable of wider extension, conclusions of the present study are limited to structures whose behavior is elastic and which are rounded on ground of stiffness comparable to that of sites at which reliable earthquake accelerograms have been recorded.
Issue Date:1952-06
Publisher:University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Civil Engineering Studies SRS-026
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:Office of Naval Research. Department of the Navy.
Contract N6ori-71, Task Order VI, Project NR-064-183
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-10-09

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