Improved Torsional Analysis Procedure for Single Story Structures Subjected to Seismic Motion

by Karen M. Houghton, Univ of Kansas, Lawrence, United States,
Steven L. McCabe, Univ of Kansas, Lawrence, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


An analytical procedure is developed that enables designers utilizing the UBC planar lateral force procedure to accurately account for the additional lateral response due to torsion without doing a 3-dimensional dynamics analysis. The procedure is developed and examples are presented to illustrate its application.

Subject Headings: Dynamic analysis | Dynamic structural analysis | Earthquake resistant structures | Torsion | Lateral forces | Three-dimensional analysis | Standards and codes

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