Spectrum-Consistent Time-History Generation

by Maharaj K. Kaul, (M.ASCE), Consultant Engr.; Nuclear Services Corp., Campbell, Calif.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 4, Pg. 781-788

Document Type: Journal Paper


A method is presented for generating an acceleration time history to match a specified absolute acceleration response spectrum. The relationship between the change in time history required to effect a specified change in its spectrum is established and forms the basis for an iterative procedure for generating a spectrum consistent time history. It is shown that a high degree of accuracy can be achieved in a few applications of the iterative procedure.

Subject Headings: History

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