Design of Columns for Seismic Loads

by Aybars Gürpinar, Asst. Prof. of Engrg. Sci.; Middle East Tech. Univ., Ankara, Turkey,
James T. P. Yao, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 9, Pg. 1875-1889

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: An analytical solution for the column safety problem is presented herein with earthquake engineering applications. The probabilities of failure are computed for 25 columns subjected to design loads as well as certain earthquake excitations. Results indicate that the vertical earthquake excitation of earthquake motions should not be ignored in the seismic design of building structures.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Earthquakes | Columns | Seismic loads | Excitation (physics) | Seismic tests | Building design | Safety |

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