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Title:A Study of the Causes of Column Failures in the Imperial County Services Building During the 15 October 1979 Imperial Valley Earthquake
Author(s):Kreger, M.E.; Sozen, M.A.
Subject(s):earthquake motions
Reinforced concrete
Columns, concrete.
Abstract:The Imperial County Services Building in El Centro, California, which was damaged by an earthquake on 15 October 1979 was studied to determine the specific causes of the failures. The studies included an experimental analysis of the structural system in the N-S direction. It was concluded that the critical column failures occurred almost at the end of the strong-motion duration and primarily because of large axial forces created by the special wall system used for the building.
Issue Date:1983-08
Publisher:University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Civil Engineering Studies SRS-509
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:National Science Foundation Research Grant CEE 8-7160
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-10-30

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