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