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

Discussion: Farrell Robert F. (See full record)

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

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