Dynamic Seismic Analysis: Economic Considerations

by C. K. McDonald, (M.ASCE), Principal; McDonald Engrg. Analysis Co., Inc., Birmingham, Ala.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 7, Pg. 1531-1541

Document Type: Journal Paper


The performance of dynamic seismic analysis from an economic viewpoint is presented. Dynamic models are discussed and several illustrations of economically developed models are presented. Economic considerations in selecting a computer code are also discussed.

Subject Headings: Economic factors | Dynamic models | Dynamic analysis | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Standards and codes | Computer analysis | Computing in civil engineering

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