Development of Inelastic Reduction Factors to Provide an Elastic Design Procedure

by Gary C. Hart, Univ of California, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Seismic Engineering: Research and Practice


R factor values can only be rationally selected when they are based on in part nonlinear inelastic dynamic analyses of building system types. However, it is informative to discuss the basic design methodology in terms of a pseudo dynamic approach and a simple masonry shear wall structure. This paper presents such a discussion, which relates to work in progress as part of an Applied Technology Council research study to evaluate R factors.

Subject Headings: Elastic analysis | Building design | Elasticity and Inelasticity | Plastic design | Shear walls | Seismic design | Load and resistance factor design | Masonry

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