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. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Civil and Environmental Engineering.