Inertial Forces over Height of Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls During Earthquakes

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Title: Inertial Forces over Height of Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls During Earthquakes

Author(s): M. lqbal and A. T. Derecho

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 63

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 173-196

Keywords: building codes; computer programs; dynamic loads; dynamic structul analysis; earthquake resistant structures; earthquakes; inertia; lateral pressure; loads (forces); multistory buildings; reinforced concrete; structural analysis; structural design; walls.

Date: 8/1/1980

Abstract:
This paper presents briefly the methodology and summarizes the results of ananalytical investigation of the dynamic inelastic response of isolated reinforced concrete structural walls to earthquake motions. Considered in particular is the distribution of inertial forces along the height of the struc-ture. Results of the analyses are compared with the design force distributions specified by the Uniform Building Code (UBC) and Applied Technology Council (ATC). Suggested modifications to the code force distributions, as these apply to isolated structural walls, are presented.