Dynamic of Separable Multistory Buildings

by John S. Maybee,
John E. Goldberg,
Ervin D. Herness,


Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 2, Pg. 153-176


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The wide multistory building having a set of identical parallel transverse frames and a set of identical floors is an example of a separable structure. Certain problems of such structures can be solved by combining solutions for a typical frame and a typical floor. Thus, the eigenvalues and two-dimensional eigenvectors for a separable building with mass concentrated at the joints can be found by calculating the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a typical frame and a typical floor. A procedure for computing all of the frequencies of transverse vibration and all of the associated modes for such a building is presented along with the mathematical theory on which it is based.

Subject Headings: Frames | Floors | Mid-rise buildings | Eigenvalues | Joints | Vibration | Structural dynamics

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