Empirical Formula for Fundamental Natural Period

by Masaaki Suko, (A.M.ASCE), Struct. Engr.; Associated Engrg. Services Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; formerly, Research Asst., Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada,
Peter F. Adams, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 2, Pg. 452-457


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: In this paper an improved method to predict the fundamental natural period of multistory multibay frame is proposed. The method requires a chart and some simple arithmetic; however, the computation effort is not increased significantly over that required by other empirical formulas.

Subject Headings: Empirical equations | Mid-rise buildings | Frames

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