Accession Number : AD0499567

Title :   Influence of Ductility on the Response of Simple Structures to Earthquake Motions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Pan, S. L. ; Goodman, L. E. ; Newmark, N. M.

Report Date : MAR 1951

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : An estimate is made of the influence of ductility on the ability of steel frame mill buildings to withstand earthquake motions. It appears that the energy dissipation which accompanies ductile action serves to reduce the peak stresses markedly. Ductility also lessens the differences in peak response to random base motions for buildings of this class having nearly the same natural frequencies.

Descriptors :   (*BUILDINGS, EARTHQUAKES), (*EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT STRUCTURES, DUCTILITY), MOTION, VIBRATION, STRESSES, RESPONSE, RESONANT FREQUENCY, STEEL, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, DEFLECTION, STRAIN HARDENING, PLASTIC PROPERTIES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, DAMAGE, STRUCTURES, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Seismology
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE