Dynamic Characteristics of Reinforced Concrete Buildings

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Title: Dynamic Characteristics of Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Author(s): John A. Blume and Kenneth K. Honda

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 60

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 79-108

Keywords: amplitude; damage; damping; dynamic characterisitics; dynamic structural analysis; high-rise buildings; human factors engineering; measurement; nuclear explosions; partition walls; reinforced concrete; vibrations

Date: 1/1/1979

Abstract:
Large amounts of data have been collected on the response of high-rise buildings and test structures to ground motion generated by UNEs. These, couple with the response behavior of high-rise buildings to San Fernando's earthquake of 1971, provided unique opportunities to evaluate the behavior of reinforced concrete buildings responding to lateral motion. Some of the findings follow.