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

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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:

Abstract: 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 structural analysis | Lateral forces | Torsion | Earthquake resistant structures | Dynamic analysis | Seismic tests | Seismic effects |

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