Dynamic Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Floor Systems.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
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The objective of the overall research program is to develop an evaluation procedure applicable to existing National Fallout Structural Survey type structures and private homes. Past efforts have been concerned with examining exterior walls, window glass, steel frame connections, and applications to actual buildings. This report presents interim analytical techniques developed for predicting the dynamic response and collapse of various types of reinforced concrete floor systems. However, because of an immediate need for procedures for predicting the collapse of floors over basement areas in existing buildings, the analytical models were based on the readily available technical information, which is primarily a result of design, rather than collapse requirements. Therefore, the procedures presented in the report are considered as interim techniques that are subject to future modifications as may be required. Author
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology