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Seismic response of connections in indeterminate flat-slab subassemblies
Recent earthquakes have shown the vulnerability of flat-slab structures to severe ground motion. The failure in such structures typically initiates at the slab-column connections in the form of a punching failure. This ...
Effect of slab in inelastic analysis of R/C buildings under earthquake type of loading
Tests on beam-to-column connections have shown that the presence of a slab significantly increased the flexural resistance of the beams under bending which caused tension in the slab. The presence of a slab in reinforced ...
A Lanczos component mode synthesis algorithm for locally nonlinear systems with applications to seismic structural pounding
A Component Mode Synthesis (CMS) algorithm employing load dependent Lanczos vectors is presented. The proposed algorithm yields a sparse set of reduced system equations and is an efficient method for computing the forced ...
Experimental/analytical approaches to modeling, calibrating and optimizing shaking table dynamics for structural dynamic applications
This thesis presents an Experimental/Analytical approach to modeling and calibrating shaking tables for structural dynamic applications. This approach was successfully applied to the shaking table recently built in the ...
Nonlinear seismic response of dams using a coupled boundary element - finite element formulation
A study of the effects of dam-foundation interaction on the response of earth, rockfill and concrete-faced rockfill dams to obliquely incident P, SV and Rayleigh waves is presented. Emphasis is placed on the effects of the ...