Accession Number:

ADA037747

Title:

Seismic Structural Design/Analysis Guidelines for Buildings.

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

This report presents interim guidelines for the seismic structural designanalysis of the lateral-force-resisting systems of permanent military buildings. These guidelines are intended to enable critical, high-loss- and low-loss-potential buildings to withstand their respective design earthquakes without unacceptable loss of function or structural damage. Modal analysis procedures are advocated for critical buildings and high-loss-potential buildings with irregular shapes, large differences in lateral resistance, or other unusual structural features. The equivalent static lateral load method is advocated for high-loss- and low-loss-potential buildings which are regular in shape and have uniform mass and stiffness distributions. Both procedures employ a design spectrum for the seismic ground motion which is constructed based on the effective peak ground acceleration at the site. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE