Dynamic Behavior of R/C Buildings in Vi? del Mar, Chile

by Sharon L. Wood, Univ of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA,
Rafael Riddell, Univ of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamics of Structures


The Chilean earthquake of 3 March 1985 resulted in an effective peak acceleration of 0. 36g in the coastal city of Vina del Mar. The city had an inventory of over 400 reinforced concrete buildings ranging in height from 5 to 23 stories. This paper was prepared to describe and interpret the observed behavior of the buildings in Vina del Mar in relation to the physical characteristics of the structural systems.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Earthquake resistant structures | Structural behavior | Concrete structures | Building design | Earthquakes | Dynamic structural analysis | Chile | South America

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