Nonlinear behavior of reinforced concrete structures under seismic excitation
Author(s)Pires, Matthew Anthony
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Jerome J. Connor.
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Exploring nonlinear behavior of structures through structural analysis software can be time and computer processing intensive especially with complicated structural models. This paper will explore the nonlinear behavior of a reinforced concrete structure with varying damping conditions that will experience a number of earthquakes at varying intensities. In the effort to produce a more accurate representation of the structural behavior, the building will be designed based on modem design codes. Ultimately, this approach aims to define a range in which engineers can use a linear approximation to determine certain performance metrics like interstory drift and floor accelerations.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 41).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Civil and Environmental Engineering.