Scaling of Earthquake Accelerograms—A Simplified Approachby Asadour H. Hadjian, (M.ASCE), Engrg. Specialist; Bechtel Corp., Vernon, CA,
Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 2, Pg. 547-551
Document Type: Journal Paper
With the more sophisticated computer programs now available for the dynamic analysis of structures, use of time-history excitation of such structures has become common practice. Besides affording a more rigorous analysis of the structure itself, a time-history excitation simplifies the calculation of the response of equipment located at the higher elevations in a structure. Regarding the time-history excitation of a structure, the main problem would be the selection of an accelerogram that is compatible with a given smooth spectrum curve. A method to obtain a comaptible accelerogram is discussed herein.
Subject Headings: Earthquakes | Fouling | Excitation (physics) | Dynamic structural analysis | Equipment and machinery | Curvature | Computer analysis | Computer software | Structural dynamics
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