Dynamic Behavior of R/C Buildings in Viñ 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: Structural dynamics | Mars | Developing countries | Earthquake resistant structures | Dynamic structural analysis | Structural systems | Building design | Structural behavior | Chile | South America

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