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Title: Observations on the Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Buildings During Earthquakes
Author(s): Jack P. Moehle and Stephen A. Mahin
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 67-90
Keywords: beams (supports); buildings; columns (supports); connections; detailing; earthquake-resistant structures; earthquakes; joints (junctions); frames; flat concrete plates; reinforced concrete; structural design; walls; Structural Research
Abstract:Observations on the performance of reinforced concrete structures during past earthquakes are summarized and discussed. The review covers observations related to the structural concept, proportioning, and detailing. The review draws from experiences gained during numerous earthquakes, and includes observations of acceptable building performances as well as unacceptable ones. The repeated occurrence of many classes of damage and failure suggests lessons that should be learned.
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