Earthquake Response of Systems with Bilinear Hysteresis

by Spiro S. Thomaides,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1964, Vol. 90, Issue 4, Pg. 123-143

Document Type: Journal Paper


A spectral study of the behavior of systems subjected to earthquakes is presented, in which single degree of freedom systems with elasto-plastic and system parameters that varied in this study are: natural period, damping, yield strength, and strength characteristics. The results, presented in graphical and tabular form, permit a comparison of elasto-plastic action with bilinear action. All investigations were conducted with the aid of a digital computer using the accelerograms of two horizontal components obtained from two of the strongest United States earthquakes recorded to date (1964).

Subject Headings: Earthquakes | Hysteresis | Elastoplasticity | Degrees of freedom | Parameters (statistics) | Damping | Graphic methods | Permits | United States

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