Improved Torsional Analysis Procedure for Single Story Structures Subjected to Seismic Motionby Karen M. Houghton, Univ of Kansas, Lawrence, United States,
Steven L. McCabe, Univ of Kansas, Lawrence, United States,
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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