Logical Analysis of Tentative Seismic Provisions

by James Robert Harris, (M.ASCE), Structural Research Engr.; Center for Building Tech., National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. 20234,
Richard N. Wright, (F.ASCE), Dir.; Center for Building Tech., National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. 20234,
Steven J. Fenves, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, Pa.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 8, Pg. 1629-1641


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: A study is described of the format and expression of the Tentative Provisions for the Development of Seismic Regulations for Buildings developed by the Applied Technology Council. The methods of analysis employed provide objective measures of clarity, completeness and consistency, as well as an alternative formal representation with which to examine the correctness of the provisions. The formal representation of the seismic provisions and the findings of the analysis will assist those concerned with the future development of the provisions and their implementation within the various national standards and model codes.

Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Building codes

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