Accession Number : AD0773052

Title :   Earthquake Response of Axisymmetric Tower Structures Surrounded by Water.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1971-1973,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Liaw,C-Y. ; Chopra,Anil K.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 176

Abstract : A general method for linear analysis of response of axisymmetric towers, partly submerged in water, to earthquake ground motion is presented. Based on results of the first part of this investigation in which the basic mechanism of structure-water interaction is studied, water is treated as incompressible in the analysis. The effects of surrounding water on the earthquake response of towers are studied. It is demonstrated that these effects are generally significant. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Towers, *Earthquakes, Structures, Axisymmetric, Structural response, Hydrodynamics, Ground motion, Computer programs, Theses

Subject Categories : Seismology
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE