Response of Buildings to Lateral Forces


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Title: Response of Buildings to Lateral Forces

Author(s): ACI Committee 442

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 68

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 81-106

Keywords: blast loads;buildings;computer programs;continuum hypothesis;deflection;drift; ductility;dynamic loads;dynamic structural analysis;earthquake resistant structures;foundations;frames;isolation;lateral pressure;lateral stablity;matrix methods.

Date: 2/1/1971

This report presents a review and evaluation of the various structural systems employed in current building practice, with particular refernce to their function in resisting lateral loads. Lateral load analysis and design considerations associated with each of the systems are briefly discussed. The structural systems considered are those consisting of one or more of the following basic units: frames, shear walls, and tubes. A brief discussion of isolation techniques for earthquake resistance, as well as foundation design considerations for lateral forces is also given. The report is intended as a compact reference source for the practicing engineer who has to design buildings to resist lateral loads.