Inelastic Responses of Reinforced Concrete Structures to Earthquake Motions

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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

Volume: 53

Issue:

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

Date: 1/1/1977

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.