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)


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 | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Dynamic models | Computing in civil engineering | Standards and codes

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