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An engineering approach for estimating seismic power spectra
The aseismic design of large structures may need to account for the nonstationary and the multivariate aspects of strong ground motions. These aspects influence both the time and the spatial variation of the dynamic response ...
Soil-structure interaction effects of simple structures supported on rectangular foundations
This thesis deals with the effects of soil-structure interaction, both kinematic and inertial, on the responses of seismically excited rectangular foundations and simple structures supported on such foundations. The ground ...
Seismic response of uplifting liquid storage tanks
A systematic study is carried out on several aspects of the dynamic response of liquid containing, cylindrical steel tanks that may experience partial uplifting of their base during intense ground shaking. The tanks are ...
Aspects of constitutive modeling of soils
Constitutive models in soil mechanics are used to determine theoretical solutions to a host of geotechnical engineering problems such as pile-soil interaction, pile installation, short and long term stability, consolidation ...
Dynamic response of liquid storage tanks subjected to coherent and incoherent ground motions
A comprehensive study of the response of liquid storage tanks subjected to ground induced lateral excitations is presented. Wall flexibility affects the response coefficients of tall tanks significantly. In general, response ...
Performance of reinforced concrete flat-slab buildings during Loma Prieta Earthquake
This study is concerned with the performance of reinforced concrete flat-slab buildings during the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Three flat-slab buildings ranging from six to twenty-four stories were selected for investigation. ...