Earthquake Simulator Tests and Associated Experimental, Analytical, and Correlation Studies of One-Fifth Scale Model

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Title: Earthquake Simulator Tests and Associated Experimental, Analytical, and Correlation Studies of One-Fifth Scale Model

Author(s): V. Bertero, A.E. Aktan, F. Charney, and R. Sause

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 84

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 375-424

Keywords: beams (supports); columns (supports); computer programs; cracking (fracturing); ductility; dynamic structural analysis; earthquake resistant structures; elastic analysis; flexural strength; framing systems; hinges (structural); lateral pressure.

Date: 10/1/1984

Abstract:
Studies conducted at the University of California at Berkeley on a 1/5th-scale model of a seven-story reinforced concrete frame-walll test structure are summarized in this paper and the results of these studies are evaluated. The degree of correlation between the experimental responses of this reduced-scale model and those of the full-scale model tested in Japan is assessed as is the degree of correlation between analytically predicted and experimental responses. The implications of these results for the states of the art and practice of the seismic resistant design and construction of framewall structural systems are discussed and improvements in the states of the art and practice are recommended.