Title: Dynamic Model Studies for Designing Concrete Structures
Author(s): J. Ferry Borges and Jervis Pereira
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 251-264
Keywords: analogies; bridges piers; concrete dams; dynamic loads; earthquake resistant structures; earthquakes; frames; load (forces); models; precast concrete; reinforced concrete; scale (ratio); simulation; strains; structural analysis; tests
The use of model for studying the dynamic behavior of concrete structures is described. Particular reference is made to the use of random vibrations for simulating earthquake loads. Instances of applications in dams, piers, tanks and buildings are presented.