Least Favorable Response of Inelastic Structures.
NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE BUREAU OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH
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In the design of a structural system, a test input in sought to conservatively represent an ensemble of measured field inputs. When a structure survives the test input, it is assumed that it would survive the field inputs. The method of shock response spectra is a technique for specifying conservative test inputs, but it has some disadvantages. In this investigation a technique is developed for the specification of test inputs. It is based on the method of least favorable response, and it overcomes some of the shortcomings of the method of shock response spectra. Numerical examples show that the present technique can be used in practical applications. Author
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