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Title:Simple and Complex Models for Nonlinear Seismic Response of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Author(s):Saiidi, M.; Sozen, M.A.
Subject(s):Reinforced concrete
earthquake motions
Abstract:The object of the study was to attempt to simplify the nonlinear seismic analysis of reinforced concrete structures. The work consisted of two independent parts. One was to study the influence of calculated responses to hysteresis models used in the analysis, and to determine if satisfactory results can be obtained using less complicated models. For this part, a multi-degree analytical model was developed to work with three hysteresis systems previously proposed in addition to two systems introduced in this report. The results of experiment on a small-scale ten-story reinforced concrete frame were compared with the analytical results using different hysteresis systems. In the other part of the study, an economical simple "single-degree" model was introduced to calculate nonlinear displacement-response histories of structures (Q-Model).
Issue Date:1979-08
Publisher:University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Civil Engineering Studies SRS-465
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:National Science Foundation Research Grant PFR 78-16318
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-10-26
Identifier in Online Catalog:403370

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