Seismic Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Building Using Finite-element Techniques

by Tom Panayotido, Burns and Roe Industrial Services, Company, Oradell, United States,
Jayant Vir, Burns and Roe Industrial Services, Company, Oradell, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering

Abstract:

The response of a reinforced concrete building subjected to earthquake loading has been obtained on a personal computer using the finite-element code STARDYNE. For preliminary design, the building was modeled as a series of concentrated masses lumped at the floor levels. For final design, a more refined finite-element model was used to more accurately predict localized responses.



Subject Headings: Finite element method | Reinforced concrete | Seismic loads | Seismic tests | Building codes | Concrete structures | Earthquakes | Washington | United States | North America

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