Browse Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering by Subject "Earthquake engineering"

  • Wood, S.L.; Wight, J.K.; Moehle, J.P. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1987-02)
    On 3 March 1985, a major earthquake occurred near the coast of central Chile. The resort city of Vina del Mar is of particular interest from an engineering standpoint because approximately 400 moderate-rise reinforced ...

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  • Rivero, C.E.; Walker, W.H. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1982-09)
    In this study a nonlinear dynamic model to study the behavior of frames infilled by masonry walls is presented. The nonlinearities of the model include the interaction between the frame and wall, cracking and failure of ...

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  • Ang, A.H-S. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1983-10)

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  • Costley, A.C.; Abrams, Daniel P. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1995-10)
    The overall objective of the research was to provide recommendations for the evaluation and rehabilitation of unreinforced masonry buildings. An experimental study was done to investigate nonlinear dynamic response of ...

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  • Kung, S-Y.; Pecknold, D.A. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1982-06)
    This study presents a systematic investigation of the effects of ground motion characteristics, especially its multi-directional character, on the response of torsionally coupled elastic structural systems. The ground ...

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  • Han, S.W.; Oh, Y-H.; Lee, L-Y.; Foutch, D.A. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1999-10)
    The design response spectrum has been widely used in seismic design to estimate force and deformation demands of structures imposed by earthquake ground motion. Inelastic Design Response Spectra (IDRS) to specify design ...

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  • Coctran, F.S.; Hall, W.J. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1980-02)
    Effective width coefficients for floor systems have been developed for use in the analysis of frames subjected to lateral seismic loads. The results cover a wide range of the governing nondimensional parameters, and are ...

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  • Otani, S. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1981-06)

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  • Shi, S.; Foutch, D.A. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1997-05)
    Brittle fractures in steel moment connections during the 1994 Northridge, California, earthquake were observed in more than 200 buildings ranging from 1 to 21 stories. These widespread failures raised issues concerning ...

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  • Nau, J.M.; Hall, W.J. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1982-05)
    In this study, scaling methods are evaluated with the purpose of reducing the dispersion encountered in normalized spectral ordinates. The scaling factors considered comprise two major groups, one based on ground motion ...

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  • McCabe, S.L.; Hall, W.J. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1987-09)
    The initial studies reported involve investigation of simple elastoplastic structures when subjected to various pulse-types of ground excitation, including actual earthquake ground motions. Among the results documented ...

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  • Segal, D.; Hall, W.J. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1989-05)
    In this study, the behavior of light appendages mounted in structures that respond inelastically to earthquakes was examined experimentally and analytically. A simple interpretation of an elastic detuned appendage is ...

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  • Keiser, R.L. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1991-02)
    An experimental test setup is described which permits investigation of the torsional- translational response of reinforced concrete structures to earthquake effects. The main feature of the setup is the uncoupling of ...

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  • Wood, S.L. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1985-12)

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  • Collins, Kevin Ralph; Wen, Y.K.; Foutch, D.A. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1995-05)
    The seismic design provisions of most building codes in the United States specify ground motion parameters for various regions of the country and provide simple formulas to determine a distribution of lateral forces for ...

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  • Elwood, K.J.; Wen, Y.K. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1995-05)
    A Dual-level seismic design procedure, in which a building structure is designed for both an ultimate and a serviceability level force, is proposed and used to design a seven story RC moment frame. The performance of the ...

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  • Foutch, D.A.; Goel, S.C.; Roeder, C.W. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1986-11)
    A full-scale six-story steel building was constructed and tested as part of the U.S./Japan Cooperative Earthquake Research Program Utilizing Large Size Testing Facilities. The program was jointly funded by the Ministry ...

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  • Chu, C-T.; Wen, Y.K.; Ang, A.H-S. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1985-02)
    A method is presented for evaluating the effect of soil-structure interaction on the dynamic response of nonlinear building-foundation syste~s subjected to random seismic excitations. Uncertainties in the building-foundation ...

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  • Liao, K-W. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004-08)
    Although the importance and the positive effects of structural redundancy have been long recognized, structural redundancy became the focus of research only after the 1994 Northridge and 1995 Kobe earthquakes. Several ...

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  • Lin, Y.; Gamble, W.L.; Hawkins, N.M. (University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1998-06)

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