Distribution of Response to Simulated Earthquakes

by Paul H. Wirsching, Assoc. Prof. of Aerospace and Mech. Engrg.; Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; formerly, NSF Sci.-Fac. Fellow and Grad. Student in Civ. Engrg., Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM,
James T. P. Yao, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 4, Pg. 515-520

Document Type: Journal Paper


The problem of establishing distribution functions of peak relative responses of linear single degree-of-freedom (SDF) systems to earthquake excitation has received attention from several investigators. The objective herein is to present results of an analog study of the peak response of linear and bilinear SDF systems to earthquake motions.

Subject Headings: Earthquakes | Linear functions | Distribution functions | Degrees of freedom | Excitation (physics) | Analogs | Ground motion

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