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Nonnormality in the seismic response of primary-secondary systems
Response nonnormality is investigated for a yielding primary structure and a linear secondary system (P-S) subjected to a normally distributed ground acceleration. The nonlinearity considered is bilinear hysteretic (BLH) ...
Effective stiffness and punching failure of flat-plate structures
The existing equivalent frame methods for lateral displacement analysis of flat-plate structures are one-value stiffness models which do not reflect the realistic response of structures. Based on the experimental data, the ...
Filter approaches to stochastic dynamic analysis of compliant offshore platforms
The dynamics of offshore structures subjected to random waves is investigated. The load modeling and response analysis are conducted by using a new approach. The problems of the wave kinematics simulation and of the dynamic ...
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 ...
Dynamic response of simple pile-structure systems
This dissertation is composed of two parts. In the first part, a comprehensive study is made of the harmonic response of a rigid mass or a mass-sprint system supported on a pile driven in a homogeneous elastic medium. The ...
Seismic response of connections in indeterminate R/C frame subassemblies
The behavior of beam-to-column connections under earthquake-type loading has been studied in the past by testing isolated interior or exterior connections. In such tests, the beams are allowed to elongate freely when ...