A Tower-Like Structure with Distributed Stiffness, Mass and Plastic Zones Under Random Earthquake Loading

by Harald Hayek, Technical Univ of Vienna, Austria,
Hans Irschik, Technical Univ of Vienna, Austria,
Franz Ziegler, Technical Univ of Vienna, Austria,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering


Random vibrations of an elastoplastic structure are treated by taking into account the finite spread of plastic zones as well as the effects of distributed mass and stiffness. Solution is obtained by considering the effectively loaded time-invariant linear problem.

Subject Headings: Earthquake resistant structures | Stiffening | Plastics | Earthquakes | Seismic loads | Load distribution | Load factors | Linear functions

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