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Title: Inelastic Responses of Reinforced Concrete Structures to Earthquake Motions
Author(s): Polat Gulkan and Mete A. Sozen
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 109-116
Keywords: damping capacity; dynamic tests; earthquake resistant structures; earthquakes; elastic limit; hystersis; loads (forces); reinforced concrete; shear properties; stiffness; structural analysis; structural engineering
Abstract:Two basic characteristics of reinforced concrete structures play an important role in determining response to strong ground motions. They are the changes in (a) stiffness and (b) energy dissipation capacity. Both can be related to the maximum displacement.
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